Collection Details

Species: Chamissoa altissima H. B. & K.

Amaranthaceae Chamissoa altissima H. B. & K.
J. P. Janovec , P. Maceda, C. Nayahuacca, V. Yumbato 2027

Collection Date: 12 May 2001
Determined By: M. N. Oppel
Determination Date: 24 April 2007
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Manu Province

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios River, ca. 7.0 km upriver from mouth of Río Los Amigos. Collected from forest adjacent to trail. Rainy cold day ("Friaje"). Few collections made on trail near camp.

Locality Site Specific: Camp.

DD Latitude: -12.57

DD Longitude: -70.1

Elevation: 270-270 m


Habitat Description: Lowland tropical to subtropical moist forest. Disturbed vegetation in and around the Los Amigos Research Station, on high terrace over Madre de Dios River.

Soil Description: Poor soil, sandy-loam with some clay content.

Habitat: Terrestrial , Terra Firme Forest

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Liana. Collected at 3 m. Purplish perianth, purpish ovary.

Habit: Liana

Other Data

Research Site: Los Amigos Conservation Concession & Biological Station

Project: Los Amigos Botany