Book ID: 104898
Orchids of the Darien Gap. 2014. 259 line - figures. 162 col. photographs. 348 p. 4to. Hardcover. (ISBN 978-3-87429-475-1)
Descriptions of 270 orchid species. - The Darién Gap (Spanish:Tapón del Darién) is a large undeveloped swampland and forest formingpart of a Tumbes - Chocó - Magdalena biodiversity hotspot which extendsfrom the Panamanian Province of Darién through the Chocó region ofwestern Colombia, along the west coast of Ecuador and dry forests ofeastern Ecuador to the northwestern part of Peru. A branch of thehotspot extents east around the northern extent of the ColombianWestern and Central Andean Cordilleras, through the Caribbean coast tothe Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and south into the Cauca and Magdalenavalleys. For the present study the northern limit of the PanamanianDarién Province of Panama was treated as the north border, the Caribbeancoast from Zapzurro to Brazon Supiqui as the eastern limit, thePacific coast as western border. The southern boundary extends fromPunta La Tortuguera on the Pacific shore to Bahia Colombia along thelowlands and uplands of the Colombian departments of Chocó andAntioquia. Serrania del Baudó is not included in this study.