Cordillera Central


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Cordillera Central

 

the name applied to several mountain ranges in the Andes, in South America.

The Cordillera Central in northern Peru is situated between the valleys of the Maran̄on and Huallaga rivers and has elevations of up to 4,700 m. The Cordillera Central in Bolivia is located to the east of Lago de Poopó and is sometimes called the Eastern Cordillera. These two ranges are tectonically linked by other ranges of the Andes, including the Cordillera Vilcabamba, the Cordillera de Vilcanota, and the Cordillera Real.

The Cordillera Central in Colombia is situated between the Magdalena and Cauca rivers. The range, which has elevations of up to 5,750 m, has exhibited volcanic activity in ancient and modern times.


Cordillera Central

 

a system of echelon-like mountain ranges of medium elevation on the Meseta, in Spain and Portugal. The system includes such ranges as the Sierra de Gredos and the Sierra de Guadarrama. The Cordillera Central is approximately 400 km long and has elevations of up to 2,592 m (Mount Almanzor). The mountains are composed primarily of granites and gneisses. The divides have gentle slopes, but the flanks are steep and strongly dissected. Up to 1,500 m there are forests of pine, oak, and chestnut; at higher elevations there are meadows and shrub thickets.

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Sine data, Cordillera Central, 15/20-VIII-1922, Pennel & Hazen 9993 (GH); Dawe 753 (US).
stenops puede estar presente en los valles y las laderas occidentales de la cordillera Oriental, asi como en el flanco oriental de la cordillera Central; sin embargo, su baja presencia en estudios locales y regionales (Emmons y Feer, 1997), solo registrada con una alta intensidad de muestreo (como la empleada en este estudio), sumado al deterioro de los bosques secos y humedos en la region, podrian explicar la ausencia de registros previos en el valle alto del rio Magdalena en el municipio de Ambalema (Tolima).
"We are here to provide a bright light for the agrarian economy of the Cordillera Central and our farming partners and their workers are the top priority.
(1986) mencionaron que la especie se distribuye en los Andes de Narino desde los 2000 m hasta zonas de paramo y en la cordillera Central de Colombia hasta el paramo de Barragan (departamentos del Tolima y Valle del Cauca), esta ultima localidad se encuentra aproximadamente 380 km en linea aerea al norte de aquella del primer registro de la especie.
racemus (Lynch 1980) from the high-altitude along the Cordillera Central between departamentos del Valle del Cauca and Quindio-Tolima border; P.