Unformatted text preview: Comprised mainly of the high mountainous areas, formerly the center of the Megalithic or Pre-Inca civilization. Endemic plants of the Puna and Sierra high elevation districts included: Root Tubers 1. Andean potato, Solanum andigenum (96 chromosomes) 2. Other endemic cultivated potato species. Fourteen or more species with chromosome numbers varying from 24 to 60. 3. Edible nasturtium, Tropaeolum tuberosum . Coastal regions of Peru and non-irrigated subtropical and tropical regions of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia included: Grains and Legumes 1. Starchy maize, Zea mays amylacea 2. Lima bean, Phaseolus lunatus (secondary center) 3. Common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris (secondary center)...
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- Summer '10
- History, Crops originating from the Americas, Flora of Jamaica, Sechium edule, Bolivian Center, endemic cultivated potato