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Angasima-tepui is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Highest point
Elevation 2,250 m (7,380 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°02′51″N 62°06′44″W / 5.04750°N 62.11222°W / 5.04750; -62.11222Coordinates: 05°02′51″N 62°06′44″W / 5.04750°N 62.11222°W / 5.04750; -62.11222
Location Bolívar, Venezuela

Angasima-tepui, also known as Adanta,[2] Adankasima or Adankachimö,[3][4] is a tepui in Bolívar state, Venezuela.[1] A relatively isolated peak, both it and nearby Upuigma-tepui lie just south of the vast Chimantá Massif, from which they are separated by the Río Aparurén valley. Amurí-tepui, the closest member of the Chimantá Massif, is only 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Angasima-tepui.[1]

The imposing triangular peak of Angasima-tepui has an elevation of around 2,250 metres (7,400 ft). Its summit plateau is heavily windswept, the northern part being dominated by low herbaceous vegetation. A southern peak bears dense tepui scrub. The mountain has a summit area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi) and an estimated slope area of 32 km2 (12 sq mi).[1] It is situated entirely within the bounds of Canaima National Park.[5]

The undescribed pitcher plant Heliamphora sp. 'Angasima Tepui' is endemic to the summit region of Angasima-tepui.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Huber, O. (1995). Geographical and physical features. In: P.E. Berry, B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. pp. 1–61.
  2. ^ Señaris, C. & E. La Marca (2004). Stefania satelles. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Peréz, C. (2011). El Adankachimö: el camino del danto. Río Verde 5: 113–122.
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Adankasima. ClimTepuyes.
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Torres, I.N. & D.D. Martín (November 2007). "Informe Final de la Evaluación del Parque Nacional Canaima, Venezuela, como Sitio de Patrimonio Natural de la Humanidad" (PDF).  Mejorando Nuestra Herencia.
  6. ^ McPherson, S., A. Wistuba, A. Fleischmann & J. Nerz (2011). Sarraceniaceae of South America. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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