Carex lapazensis C.B.Clarke



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1864

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



near La Paz, Bolivia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Clarke, C.B. 1908. Carex lapazensis. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information: Additional Series 8: 76.


Other references:

De Boissieu, D. 2005. Diagnosis of Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area. ParksWatch-Bolivia, La Paz.

Foster, R.C. 1958. A catalogue of the ferns and flowering plants of Bolivia. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University.

Ibisch, P.L. 2005. Biodiversity Conservation in Bolivia: History, Trends and Challenges. Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean 1: 55-71.

Kessler, M. 2001. Maximum plant community endemism at intermediate intensities of anthropogemic disturbances in Bolivian montane forest. Conservation Biology 15(3): 634-641.

López R.P. and Zambrana-Torrelio, C. 2006. Representation of Andean Dry Ecoregions in the Protected Areas of Bolivia: The Situation in Relation to the New Phytogeographical Findings. Biodiversity and Conservation 15(7): 2163-2175.

Romand-Monnier, F. 2013. Carex lapazensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T44392195A44434019. Downloaded on 17 November 2016.

Veitch, J.H. 1906. Hortus Veitchii : a history of the rise and progress of the nurseries of Messrs. James Veitch and sons, together with an account of the botanical collectors and hybridists employed by them and a list of the most remarkable of their introductions. James Veitch & Sons, London.

Wynne, J. 1888. The Tuberous Begonia, its History and Cultivation. Gardening World Office, London.


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