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Waukauyengtipu and Uchii River Uplands Expedition 2019 – report with photographic observations of carnivorous flora of the Paruima territory in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana

Mateusz Wrazidlo

Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(3):141-152
Published September 2021

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Abstract

An expedition to the territory of Paruima and its vicinities was organized between January 3-12, 2019. The objective was to visit the areas belonging to the Guyanese outreach of the Gran Sabana (Eng. “Great Savanna”) in the vicinity of the Uchii River (aka Utshi River) near the Venezuelan border and to reach the underexplored summit of the Waukauyengtipu plateau. The aim of the expedition was to make botanical observations with the main focus of reviewing local carnivorous plant species occurrences, as well as to assess the feasibility of the area for carrying out future scientific research and implementing small-scale eco-tourism activities in the territories belonging to the Pemón Arekuna community of Paruima. The expedition resulted in making interesting observations regarding the unique flora of the Guiana Highlands found around the areas of the Uchii River uplands in the Gran Sabana and on Waukauyengtipu.

Keywords: Guiana Highlands, Waukauyengtipu, tepui, Guiana Shield, Pantepui, carnivorous plants, Uchii River, Gran Sabana

Article Citation

Mateusz Wrazidlo. 2021. Waukauyengtipu and Uchii River Uplands Expedition 2019 – report with photographic observations of carnivorous flora of the Paruima territory in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region of Guyana. Carniv. Pl. Newslett. 50(3):141-152.

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