Pakaraima

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Pakaraima

 

a mountain range in the central Guyana Highlands, on Brazil’s border with Venezuela and Guyana. Elevations reach 2,772 m at Mount Roraima. Composed primarily of sandstones deposited over ancient metamorphic rocks, the Pakaraima Mountains have steep slopes and plateau-like peaks that are almost devoid of vegetation.

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The Entolomataceae of the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana III: New species of Rhodocybe.
& VILGALYS, R., 2002.--Ectomycorrhizal fungi and their leguminous hosts in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana.
Mountain Roraima, South America: Mouth Roraima, which is a triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana, is the highest of Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau is South America.
GUYANA: Region Potaro Siparuni, Pakaraima Mts., Upper Ireng.
Henkel TW, Terborgh J, Vilgalys RJ (2002) Ectomycorrhizal fungi and their leguminous hosts in the Pakaraima Mountains of Guyana, Mycol.
A South African company, Migrate Mining Limited (MML), has been given permission for a reconnaissance survey of minerals covering eight million acres of land in the Pakaraima Plateau in Guyana, called the Roraima Formation, which embraces the Venezuela border, reports CANA (July 17, 1999):
Here, on the Brazilian and Venezuelan border, are large swathes of grassland which extend from the Gran Sabana in Venezuela, around the Pakaraima mountains, east into the Rupununi savannahs and south down to the Rio Branco in Brazil.