AAGWP

Data Set Description

Title:Digital Flora of Ucayali, Peru
Flora Digital del Departamento de Ucayali, Peru
Data Set Owner(s):
Individual: Dr. James Graham
Dr. Jose Schunke Vigo
Organization:Florida International University
Associate Party:
Organization: Universidad Nacional de Ucayali, Pucallpa, Peru
Universidad Cientifica del Sur, Lima, Peru
Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru
Instituto Nacional de Recursos Naturales, Lima, Peru
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, USA
New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, USA
Abstract:
 

Among the world's 200 nations, just 17 are home to 70% of all of the biodiversity on the planet. The Republic of Peru is among the worlds most mega-diverse. The Department of Ucayali, with an area of over 100,000 km2 covered by tropical forest, remains one of the least-known, least-collected regions in Peru. Extant herbarium specimens from Ucayali have historically been limited to small sections of the Department. With an average of only about 0.1 vouchered collections per km2 for the entire Department, the vast majority of the region, including entire watersheds, remains completely unsampled.

Since 1997, we have been involved in botanical inventory in the Peruvian Department of Ucayali. To date, our botanical inventory of the Alto Purús watershed has generated over 3500 herbarium vouchers from the Department of Ucayali, many of which were photographed at the time of collection. We here present our primary botanical collection data for the Department of Ucayali, Peru.

Keywords:
 
  • Andean Amazon
  • Ucayali, Peru
  • plants
License and Usage Rights:
 
© 2002 - 2005 James G. Graham& Jose Schunke Vigo
Online Distribution Info:
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Geographic Coverage:
Geographic Description:All collections are within the boundaries of the Departamento de Ucayali, Republic of Peru- (see http://www.inei.gob.pe/ for further information on Peru.
Political geographic Hierarchy of Peru (descending):
  1. All of the collections in the dataset at this time fall within the boundaries of the Department of Ucayali, Peru.
  2. Three Provinces are currently represented, Purús, Coronel Portillo and Padre Abad.
  3. The following districts (sometimes referred to as municipal districts) are currently represented in the dataset:
    1. Coronel Portillo Province
      1. Calleria
      2. Nueva Requena
      3. Yarinacocha
    2. Purús Province
      1. Purús
    3. Padre Abad Province
      1. Padre Abad
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -75.8  degrees
East:  -70.95  degrees
North:  -7.8656666667  degrees
South:  -10.2  degrees
Temporal Coverage:
Begin:
1997-10-16
End:
2004-11-13
Taxonomic Coverage:
Classification:
Rank Name:Division Rank Values:Cnidaria
Cycadophyta
Gnetophyta
Magnoliophyta
Pteridophyta
Classification:
Rank Name:Class Rank Values:Cycadopsida
Filicopsida
Gnetopsida
Hydrozoa
Liliopsida
Magnoliopsida
Classification:
Rank Name:Order Rank Values:Alismatales
Apiales
Arales
Arecales
Aristolochiales
Asterales
Bromeliales
Campanulales
Capparales
Caryophyllales
Celastrales
Commelinales
Cycadales
Cyclanthales
Cyperales
Dilleniales
Dipsacales
Ebenales
Euphorbiales
Fabales
Gentianales
Geraniales
Gnetales
Lamiales
Laurales
Lecythidales
Liliales
Linales
Magnoliales
Malvales
Marattiales
Myrtales
Orchidales
Polygalales
Polypodiales
Primulales
Ranunculales
Rhamnales
Rosales
Rubiales
Salicales
Santalales
Sapindales
Scrophulariales
Solanales
Theales
Trachylina
Triuridales
Urticales
Violales
Zingiberales
Classification:
Rank Name:Family Rank Values:Acanthaceae
Alismataceae
Amaranthaceae
Amaryllidaceae
Anacardiaceae
Annonaceae
Apocynaceae
Araceae
Araliaceae
Arecaceae
Aristolochiaceae
Asclepiadaceae
Aspleniaceae
Asteraceae
Balanophoraceae
Begoniaceae
Bignoniaceae
Bixaceae
Bombacaceae
Boraginaceae
Bromeliaceae
Burmanniaceae
Burseraceae
Cactaceae
Caesalpiniaceae
Campanulaceae
Cannaceae
Capparaceae
Caprifoliaceae
Caricaceae
Caryocaraceae
Cecropiaceae
Celastraceae
Chrysobalanaceae
Clusiaceae
Combretaceae
Commelinaceae
Connaraceae
Convolvulaceae
Costaceae
Cucurbitaceae
Cyclanthaceae
Cyperaceae
Dichapetelaceae
Dilleniaceae
Dioscoreaceae
Dryopteridaceae
Elaeocarpaceae
Ericaceae
Erythroxylaceae
Euphorbiaceae
Fabaceae
Flacourtiaceae
Gentianaceae
Gesneriaceae
Gnetaceae
Haemodoraceae
Heliconiaceae
Hippocrateaceae
Iridaceae
Lamiaceae
Lauraceae
Lecythidaceae
Lecythidiaceae
Liliaceae
Loganiaceae
Loranthaceae
Lygodiaceae
Lythraceae
Malpighiaceae
Malvaceae
Marantaceae
Marattiaceae
Marcgraviaceae
Melastomataceae
Meliaceae
Menispermaceae
Mimosaceae
Monimiaceae
Moraceae
Myristicaceae
Myrsinaceae
Myrtaceae
Nyctaginaceae
Ochnaceae
Olacaceae
Oleaceae
Onagraceae
Oxalidaceae
Passifloraceae
Phytolaccaceae
Piperaceae
Poaceae
Polygalaceae
Polygonaceae
Polypodiaceae
Polypodiidae
Pontederiaceae
Portulacaceae
Pteridaceae
Rapateaceae
Rhamnaceae
Rosaceae
Rubiaceae
Rutaceae
Sabiaceae
Salicaceae
Sapindaceae
Sapotaceae
Scrophulariaceae
Selaginellaceae
Simaroubaceae
Smilacaceae
Solanaceae
Staphyleaceae
Sterculiaceae
Thelypteridaceae
Theophrastaceae
Tiliaceae
Trigoniaceae
Triuridaceae
Ulmaceae
Urticaceae
Verbenaceae
Violaceae
Viscaceae
Vitaceae
Vittariaceae
Vochysiaceae
Zamiaceae
Zingiberaceae
Contact:
Individual: Dr. James Graham
Organization: Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
Methods Info:
Description:
Collection

All of the primary collections data are represented by a voucher specimen, which is located in one or more herbaria.

Plant collections are made on a daily basis, typically with the central processing point (base camp or village) providing the coordinates (“coordinate” fields) for these collections. Locations are often linked to major and minor watersheds, as rivers are often the major routes of communication throughout much of Amazonian Peru.

The descriptive data on each collection are from field notes taken in Spanish.

Sampling Description:
Watersheds
All collections may be located by watershed(s). Standardization of this Field in the dataset has not been finalized.
  1. There are three major watersheds in Ucayali Department:
    1. The Ucayali drainage (sometimes defined as the Alto Ucayali- above the mouth of the Pachitea River, and bajo Ucayali, below it). The Ucayali River is not confined to the Department of Ucayali, it flows into Loreto Depatment.
    2. The Alto Purús (Headwaters of the Purús River), mainly flows through Brazil
    3. The Alto Juruá (Headwaters of the Juruá River) mainly flows through Brazil.
  2. The following watersheds are represented in the Dataset (all entirely within Ucayali Department):
    1. The Utiquinia and Abujao Rivers (eastern affluents of the Ucayali)
    2. Lake Yarinacocha (Ucayali watershed)
    3. The Curanja River (affluent of the Purús)
    4. The Aguaytia watershed
    5. Numerous other smaller watersheds, named quebradas, which are affluents of the larger watersheds mentioned above.