Polylepis tarapacana

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Polylepis tarapacana
Polylepis Tarapacana 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Polylepis
Species: P. tarapacana
Binomial name
Polylepis tarapacana
Phil. [2]

Polylepis tarapacana, known in its native habitat by the Spanish common name Queñoa De Altura[1] (polylepis or quenoa of [high] altitude), is a short tree or shrub which is found in small, scattered groupings along the mountainous borders of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru (Western Cordillera),[1] growing in soil formed by volcanos.[1] Populations may also be present in Argentina, but this is unconfirmed.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Assessor: World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1998). "Polylepis tarapacana in IUCN 2011". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved July 28, 2011. Lower Risk/near threatened ; Needs updating 
  2. ^  Polylepis tarapacana was first described and published in Anales del Museo Nacional de Chile. Segunda Sección — Botánica. 8: 21. 1891. "Name - Polylepis tarapacana Phil.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved July 28, 2011.