Pakaraima

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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5 mm long long Nectary ring-like 4-lobed Stigma micropapillose smooth Geographic Amazonas (Colombia) Ayangana and Kaieteur distribution plateaus, Pakaraima Mountains, Cuyuni- Mazarani-Potaro Regions (Guyana); Amazonas (Venezuela).
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.
Sadly, the thick mist deprives us of panoramic views of the Pakaraima Mountains and the vast, uninterrupted jungle surrounding us, but we're overjoyed just to have made it.
We had seen the Potato when it was a mere trickle flowing off the remote summit of Mount Ayanganna, and here it was now, in its full glory, cascading off the heights of the Pakaraima Plateau.
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.
Region: Potaro-Siparuni, Pakaraima Mountains, upper Ireng River, Orinduik Falls, 4[grados]43'N, 60[grados]02'W, 510 m, 23 Jan 1993, T.
Un nuevo miembro del genero Osteocephalus se describe de las montanas Pakaraima del oeste de Guyana.
Abstract: A new member of the genus Osteocephalus is described from the Pakaraima mountains of western Guyana.