Collection Details

Species: Pera benensis

Euphorbiaceae Pera benensis
J. Huinga , Ethan Householder, Angel Balarezo Mozambite 54

Collection Date: 15 October 2008
Determined By: J. P. Janovec
Determination Date: 2 November 2010
Institution: BRIT


Continent: South America

Country: Peru

Region: Madre de Díos

Subregion: Tambopata

Closest Town: Puerto Maldonado

Locality Description: Careterra Cusco Km 37.5 - Comunidad Mercedes. Aguajal Mercedes.

DD Latitude: -12.695

DD Longitude: -69.4693

Coordinate uncertainty: 1000 m

Elevation: 200-250 m


Habitat Description: Swamp habitat dominated by Mauritia flexuosa and Sloanea sp.

Soil Description: Soils paritially decomposed organic material to mucky; always dark, deep, and acidic. Completley saturated, water flow minimal.

Habitat: Aguajal Wetland

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Tree. No fragrance. Smooth, thin bark. No stipules. Leaves disorganized and in lauraceae. Terminal bud red as in mrysinaceae with tiny depressions or spot on underside of leaves. Aquifoliaceae?. Morphospecies name: NN 8.

Min. Height: 4 m

Min. DBH: 4.6 cm

Habit: Tree

Other Data

Research Site: Aguajal Mercedes

Project: Aguajal Project