Orchids’ micropropagation for to the sustainable management of native species from Parque Nacional y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Cotapata (PN-ANMI Cotapata), La Paz-Bolivia

Bolivia is one of eleven countries with the highest biodiversity in earth, due to its variety of ecological belts, ecotones, biogeographic affinities, heterogenic habitats and total species number (Ibish 1996). Concerning to flora, approximately 20,000 angiosperms species have been registered (Beck...

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Main Authors: López Roberts, Cristina, Villegas Alvarado, Gabriela, Mamani Sánchez, Beatriz, Bermejo Franco, Juan, Aguilar Llanos, Milenka, Quezada Portugal, Jorge
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19524
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21049
Summary: Bolivia is one of eleven countries with the highest biodiversity in earth, due to its variety of ecological belts, ecotones, biogeographic affinities, heterogenic habitats and total species number (Ibish 1996). Concerning to flora, approximately 20,000 angiosperms species have been registered (Beck 1998) and 1,500 of them are included in the Orchidaceae family. The region with the highest orchid diversity corresponds to the Yungas Mountain Forest which covers 4% of the national extension and has 60% of the species, being 80% of them endemic of the zone (Vásquez, 2004).