Check List 19(2): 199-207, doi: 10.15560/19.2.199
An unexpected record of the endemic species Polylepis albicans Pilger (Rosaceae) in Huancavelica, Peru, with notes on its conservation and complex geographic distribution pattern
expand article infoHarold Rusbelth Quispe-Melgar§, Yashira Stefani Llacua-Tineo|, Robinson Daniel Cuadros-Rojas§, L. David Huayta-Hinojosa|, Katherine Lucero Lagones Poma, Fressia Nathalie Ames-Martínez§, Tatiana Erika Boza Espinoza#¤
‡ Asociación ANDINUS, Huancayo, Peru§ Universidad Continental, Huancayo, Peru| Universidad Nacional del Centro del Perú, Huancayo, Peru¶ Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru# Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, San Miguel, Peru¤ Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Peru
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Polylepis albicans Pilger (Rosaceae) is restricted to the Cordillera Blanca in Ancash and La Libertad, northwestern Peru. Here, we report the occurrence of a new population of the species in Huancavelica, central Peru. We analyzed its morphology and compared samples of the new record with samples collected from the Cordillera Blanca, where the main populations of the species are concentrated. We discuss the complex patterns of the geographic distribution P. albicans and the implications for its conservation.
Biogeography, conservation, endangered species, high-Andean forest, protected natural areas, range extension