Asunción Cano Echeverría

Asunción Cano Echeverría
National University of San Marcos | UNMSM · Museo de Historia Natural

Doctor in Biological Science

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The Andean region is one of the most biodiverse areas, displaying high levels of endemism and spatial turnover of species. Tribe Eudemeae includes nine genera and 40 species distributed from the northern Andes in Colombia to the southernmost portion of the Andes in Argentina and Chile. Here, we generated a species-level phylogenetic tree to study t...
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Herbarium collections shape our understanding of the world's flora and are crucial for addressing global change and biodiversity conservation. The formation of such natural history collections, however, are not free from sociopolitical issues of immediate relevance. Despite increasing efforts addressing issues of representation and colonialism in n...
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Las lomas costeras son el resultado de la interacción entre diversos factores de clima, suelo y relieve, y adoptan diversas formas y composiciones dependiendo, entre otras causas, de la distancia del mar, la altitud, la pendiente o condiciones microclimáticas. Este frágil ecosistema se caracteriza también por presentar condiciones ambientales extre...
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The desert fog oasis ecosystem of Peru and Chile comprises numerous oases along 3000 km of the Pacific coastal belt, it hosts a highly endemic flora, providing vital ecosystem services and genetic resources. However, due to their marked seasonality and fog cover they are poorly mapped, greatly compromising their conservation. Here we redress this u...
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Se presenta el estudio sobre la diversidad florística de lomas de Jicamarca, Huarochiri, Lima,Perú asociadas al fenómeno de El Niño costero durante el verano del año 2010, con la finalidad delistar e identificar las especies presentes en estas lomas; realizando colectas y toma de fotografías.Se registraron 44 especies de plantas vasculares distribu...
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Las lomas costeras son ecosistemas comprendidos en la ecorregión desierto del pacífico, son estacionales y dependen de la inversión térmica en el invierno del hemisferio sur. Se presenta el estudio sobre La flora vascular de las lomas de Mangomarca, San Juan de Lurigancho con la finalidad de registrar y explicar esta formación localizada en los cer...
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Here we present relevant records of nine species of the genus Carex (Cyperaceae) new for Peru: C. amicta, C. brehmeri, C. camptoglochin, C. enneastachya, C. livida, C. maritima, C. ownbeyi, C. ruthsatzae, and C. vallis-pulchrae. We perform the lectotypification of the names Carex camptoglochin, C. amicta and C. confertospicata.
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Within the Andean crucifers, Weberbauera (Tribe Thelypodieae) comprises 18 species distributed along the central Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Of these, Weberbauera spathulifolia has the largest geographical range in the genus that extends ca. 3000 km along the Andean highlands from La Rioja Province in Argentina to the Ancash Depar...
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Cremolobus is a genus of seven species distributed along the Andes from northern Argentina and Chile northward into Colombia, and it inhabits a variety of different environments from humid habitats, such as the Yungas in Bolivia and Argentina or the Andean Paramos in Colombia and Ecuador, to the arid regions of the Sechura Desert in Peru. This genu...
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La evaluación preliminar de la flora y comunidades vegetales en las lomas de San Fernando, Marcona (Nazca, Ica), fue realizada entre agosto y diciembre de 2004, periodo correspondiente a la epoca seca de las lomas. En diversas localidades entre los 0 y 1600 msnm se realizaron colectas de ejemplares y el registro de las comunidades y hábitats. El in...
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The genus Dicliptera (Justicieae, Acanthaceae) consists of approximately 150 species distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Newly obtained chloroplast genomes (cp genomes) are reported for five species of Dilciptera ( D. acuminata , D. peruviana , D. montana , D. ruiziana and D. mucronata ) in this study. These cp...
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Phylogenetic studies have shown that Schefflera, the largest genus of Araliaceae, is highly polyphyletic, comprising five non-sister clades within the family, and that the generic name must be restricted to a small group of Pacific Island species. In an effort to establish monophyletic genera for the other elements still remaining in Schefflera, ph...
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Clinanthus inflatus (Amaryllidaceae) and Ismene parviflora are described from Ancash Department in Peru. The flower of C. inflatus is urceolate, and resembles that of Urceolina (Amaryllidaceae tr. Eucharideae), a unique morphology for the genus. Ismene parviflora, with its small, loosely formed, narrowly funnelform-tubular perigone with a ventricos...
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The wetlands of the central coast of Peru have more than 100 species of vascular plants. Of them, Santa Rosa (Chancay, Lima) has one of the highest richness of vascular flora. Considering that the last inventory for this wetland was done almost 10 years ago, the objective of the present study was to update its vascular flora, updating the list and...
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Draba ancashensis is described, illustrated, and its relationship to the other species of the genus, especially the Peruvian, is discussed. A key to the 26 (17 endemic) native Peruvian species of Draba is provided to facilitate the easy determination of species. Status of two annual species of Draba is evaluated. Distribution of the species at the...
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The genus Machaerophorus includes three perennial species (M. arequipa, M. laticarpus, and M. matthioloides) inhabiting the southern Peruvian Andes. However, based on the morphological data, this genus has been reduced for more than one hundred years to synonymy of several genera of various tribes, and its phylogenetic placement using molecular dat...
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Two new Peruvian species of Brayopsis, B. limensis and B. cuscoensis, are described an illustrated, and their relationships and distinguishing characters from their nearest relatives are discussed. A key to the nine species of Brayopsis is presented.
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A little herb from central Peru is recognised as a new species of a new genus. Centenariarupacquiana belongs to the tribe Eupatorieae, subtribe Piqueriinae. It has asymmetrical corollas with two inner lobes smaller, a flat and epaleaceous receptacle and the presence of pappus. In Peru, Centenaria is related to the genera Ferreyrella and Ellenbergia...
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Background and Aims: The knowledge of the richness and distribution of the flora in the Peruvian Andes is scarce; about 70 taxonomic novelties have been reported for this area in the last decade, a large part belonging to the Asteraceae. The objective of this paper is to contribute to the knowledge of this flora through a new record of Baccharis ac...
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Carex in South America Representative diversity. 201 taxa (about 10% of the whole genus), belonging to the four major clades and 33 sections. At least 2 introduced spp. (+ other 3 spp.?). Multiple origins. Carex has colonized South America several independent times and via different colonization routes. Ecology. Neotropical Carex grow in cold--...
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We present data on the flora of the high Andes of eight sites centered in the Carabaya mountains, and also provide a floristic comparison with nine other floras within Peru and northern Bolivia. The vascular flora of the Carabaya Mountains is closely related to those of other regions of southern Peru. Also, more than half of all vascular plants reg...
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El presente estudio brinda información sobre la diversidad y los patrones de distribución de las especies de Salpichroa a lo largo de los Andes. De un total de 1205 colecciones de herbario estudiadas, 855 fueron georreferenciadas y analizadas, de éstas, el 99 % provienen de Perú, Ecuador y Argentina. Se reconocen 22 especies de Salpichroa, de la...
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Coastal wetlands, along with the lomas formations and riverine ecosystems comprise an important biological corridor along the Peruvian-Chilean coast. The objective of this work was to study the vascular flora of a wetland located between the districts of Carquín and Hualmay in the province of Huaura (Lima, Peru). There are 41 species of vascular pl...
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The Peruvian genus Machaerophorus has long been reduced to synonymy of several genera of various tribes. With the discovery of two new species described below, M. arequipa and M. laticarpus, and availability of material for molecular phylogenetic studies, the genus is reinstated for the first time in over a century and included within the South Ame...
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We present a distribution extension for 12 species of Melastomataceae: all of them consisting in new reports for Peru. These belong to Axinaea (one species), Brachyotum (one species), Meriania (two species), and Miconia (eight species), occurring both in western and eastern-slopes forests, as well as in paramo and jalca. Nine of them have been prev...
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As part of botanical expeditions in the Amazonas region of North Peru, we found plants from the Central Andes (North Peru). Based on morphology and molecular data, the Peruvian population was described and illustrated here as a new species for Science, named Paronychia sanchez-vegae. The new species is compared with its most likely closest relative...
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Understanding how to improve decision makers' use of scientific information across their different scales of management is a core challenge for narrowing the gap between science and conservation practice. Here, we present a study conducted in collaboration with decision makers that aims to explore the functionality of the mechanisms for scientific...
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Dactylocardamum polyspermum Al-Shehbaz, A. Cano & Trinidad, the second species of a previously monospecific Peruvian genus, is described and illustrated, its similarities to and distinguishing characters from the generic type, D. imbricatifolium Al-Shehbaz, are discussed, and the generic limits of Dactylocardamum Al-Shehbaz are expanded to accommod...
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Los bosques de Polylepis (Rosaceae) forman parte de la vegetación natural de los Andes entre los 3500 y 5000 msnm, con una distribución comúnmente restringida a laderas rocosas y quebradas, constituyéndose como ecosistemas de gran importancia. Durante los años 2008-2010 se realizaron recolectas de muestras botánicas dentro de los bosques Yauyinazo...
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We describe and illustrate Viola ferreyrae and Viola enmae (Violaceae), two new species of Viola section Andinium, both from the high Andes of southeastern Peru. Viola ferreyrae is named in honor of Ramón Ferreyra and Viola enmae in honor of Enma Cerrate, two Peruvian botanists who have greatly contributed to Peruvian botany. Viola ferreyrae is sim...
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A revision of Myrosmodes from Peru is presented. Seven species are recognized for the country. Each species is described and illustrated on the basis of a revision of type material, protologues and Peruvian specimens. Its distribution within the country is assessed. Myrosmodes nervosa is recorded for first time in Peru. New synonyms are proposed: M...
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Como resultado de recientes estudios florísticos en las zonas altoandinas del Perú, se dan a conocer doce nuevos registros para la flora peruana: Jalcophila boliviensis Anderb. & S. E. Freire, J. ecuadorensis M. O. Dillon & Sagást., Senecio aquilaris Cabrera, Werneria spathulata Wedd., Xenophyllum pseudodigitatum (Rockh.) V. A. Funk (Asteraceae) Dr...
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En este trabajo se presenta el inventario de plantas vasculares de montaña alta (altitudes de 4000 a 4810 m) del noreste del distrito de Oyón, región Lima, Perú. Las colectas se realizaron durante los periodos marzo a mayo de 2014 y de 2015, y setiembre a noviembre de 2014. Se encontraron 47 familias, 112 géneros y 181 especies, de las cuales 94 no...
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The genus Distichia Nees & Meyen (Juncaceae) has three species from South America, and the most widely distributed is Distichia muscoides Nees & Meyen. This dioecious species is the main component of the wetlands, an important ecosystem of the high Andean region. In this work, different biological aspects of D. muscoides were studied: 1) pollen via...
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Reproductive biology and cytogenetics of Distichia muscoides (Juncaceae). The genus Distichia Nees & Meyen (Juncaceae) has three species from South America, and the most widely distributed is Distichia muscoides Nees & Meyen. This dioecious species is the main component of the wetlands, an important ecosystem of the high Andean region. In this work...
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Perú es uno de los 17 países megadiversos del mundo. Para presevar sus ecosistemas más representativos y los servicios que suministran a la sociedad, el 17% del territorio peruano ha sido integrado en la Red Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. Ante la creciente presión humana que sufren estas áreas, se demandan acciones de gestión basadas en el...
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Como resultado de recientes estudios florísticos en las zonas altoandinas del Perú, se dan a conocer doce nuevos registros para la flora peruana: Jalcophila boliviensis Anderb. & S. E. Freire, J. ecuadorensis M. O. Dillon & Sagást., Senecio aquilaris Cabrera, Werneria spathulata Wedd., Xenophyllum pseudodigitatum (Rockh.) V. A. Funk (Asteraceae) Dr...
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This paper analyzes efforts to enhance the sustainability of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Chavín de Huántar, Peru. The site of Chavín de Huántar is a three-thousand-year-old temple located in the Andean Mountains of Peru. In the past this site was known as the Mother Culture of the Andes. Current research conducted by the Stanford Archaeologic...