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Mount Maringma, Guyana

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Photos taken by Bruce Hoffman unless otherwise indicated.

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Main Trip

Vista of Crabwood Creek basin, a rarely visited area of the southeastern Kanuku Mtns. View of rugged landscape near the Macushi village of Karasabai, close to the border with Brazil. Guayana Highlands landscape with mountain savanna, <em>Brocchinia reducta</em> Baker (Bromeliaceae), gallery forest, and tepuis in the distance, Imbaimadai region, Pakaraima Mountains. Kumarau Falls on the Kurupung River. Ayanganna Mountain summit vista.
Nappi Village.

Trip 1

<em>Duguetia calycina</em> Benoist (Annonaceae), Hoffman 335, small forest tree, flower and fruit, collected in the southeastern Kanuku Mountains <em>Carpotroche surinamensis</em> Uittien (Flacourtiaceae), Hoffman 342, small tree collected in southeastern Kanuku Mountains Johnny Indach, local indigenous guide on southeastern Kanuku Mountain expedition. <em>Clusia panapanari</em> (Aubl.) Choisy (Clusiaceae), Hoffman 403. <em>Bombax nervosum</em> Uittien (Bombacaceae), Hoffman 433, treelet occurring on rock outcrop savanna in the southeastern Kanuku Mountains.

Trip 7

Bruce Hoffman and herpetologists from the American Museum of Natural History, Jay and Carol Cole, with the conservationist and owner of Karanambo Ranch, Dianne McTurk, feeding a pet tapir. Photo by: Catherine Capellaro. Bruce Hoffman, fully loaded with gear and plants at end of expedition to southern Pakaraima Mtns (Karasabai) and Rupununi savannas. It was on this expedition that a new species <em>Heteropterys hoffmanii</em> (W.R. Anderson), Hoffman 1194, was collected a

Trip 8

<em>Hymenocallis tubiflora</em> Salisb. (Liliaceae), Hoffman 1529.

Trip 9

<em>Andira grandistipula</em> Amshoff (Leguminosae-Faboideae), Hoffman 1992; Pakaraima Mts, 1.5-2 km ESE of Imbaimadai, trail along Partang River. Ganesh Gharbarran & Bruce Hoffman in Pakaraima Mountains near Imbaimadai, May 1992. View from canopy, field camp near Imbaimadai, Pakaraima Mtns, Carol Kelloff and Sally Sprague on the ground looking up. Waiting on the airstrip at Imbaimadai, Pakaraima Mountains.  Ganesh Gharbarran, student  of the University of Guyana. <em>Andira grandistipula</em> Amshoff (Leguminosae-Faboideae), Hoffman 1992.
Bruce Hoffman and Sally Sprague pressing plants.

Trip 10

Kumarau Falls, Kurupung River, Pakaraima Mtns. Kumarau Falls, Kurupung River, Pakaraima Mtns. Tepui near Kurupung River. Kurupung River valley vista. Waterfall around  Kurupung River area.
Kumarau Falls, Kurupung River, Pakaraima Mountains. Guy Marco, field assistant, at base of Kurupung River Kumarau Falls, Pakaraima Mountains.

Trip 12

Lynn Roberts, Arawak-speaker and nurse, assists with plant collecting on Pomeroon River expedition.

Trip 13

Local man with polypore fungus near Chinoweing village, Upper Mazaruni River, Pakaraima Mtns <em>Maguireanthus ayangannae</em> Wurdack (Melastomataceae), Hoffman 3100. It was found on the lower slopes of Mt. Ayanganna along creek drainages. <em>Maguireanthus ayangannae</em> Wurdack (Melastomataceae), Hoffman 3100. <em>Maguireanthus ayangannae</em> Wurdack(Melastomataceae), Hoffman 3100. <em>Maguireanthus ayangannae</em> Wurdack(Melastomataceae), Hoffman 3100.
Rapateaceae species in foreground with local assistants at Mt. Ayanganna basecamp. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views.
Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation and views. Mt. Ayanganna, summit vegetation. <em>Stegolepis guianensis</em> Klotzsch ex Körn. (Rapateaceae), Hoffman 3217 Orchidaceae, <em>Epistephium</em> sp. Mt. Ayanganna.
Orchidaceae, <em>Epistephium</em> sp. Mt. Ayanganna. <em>Bonnetia</em> cf. <em>rubicunda</em> (Sastre) A.L. Weitzman & P.F. Stevens (Bonnetiaceae), Hoffman 3225. <em>Bonnetia</em> cf. <em>rubicunda</em> (Sastre) A.L. Weitzman & P.F. Stevens (Bonnetiaceae), Hoffman 3225. Guayana Highlands landscape with mountain savanna, <em>Brocchinia reducta</em> Baker (Bromeliaceae), gallery forest, and tepuis in the distance, Imbaimadai region, Pakaraima Mountains. Gold mining dredge on the upper Mazaruni River watershed, Imbaimadai.
Frog in Imbaimadai area. Partang River crossing, Pakaraima Mtns, Imbaimadai village vicinity. <em>Sobralia liliastrum</em> Lindl. (Orchidaceae), Hoffman 3021, Maipuri Falls, Karowrieng River, Pakaraima Mountains, near Imbaimadai village. <em>Sobralia liliastrum</em> Lindl. (Orchidaceae), Hoffman 3021, Maipuri Falls, Karowrieng River, Pakaraima Mountains, near Imbaimadai village. View from Mt. Ayanganna summit.
Timehri Rock Paintings, Partang River, Pakaraima Mountains. Ayanganna Mt. Summit in mist, local assistant from Chinoweing village. Ayanganna Mtn summit, B. Hoffman (left) and local field assistants. Guayana Highlands landscape with mountain savanna, terrestrial bromeliads, and tepuis in the distance, Imbaimadai region, Pakaraima Mountains. Ayanganna Mtn summit. Bruce Hoffman leaping between rocks.
Ayanganna Mtn summit. Bruce Hoffman leaping between rocks. Ayanganna Mtn summit vista. Praying mantis. T. Henkel on Ayanganna Mt. Maipuri Falls, Kurupung, Pakaraima Mountains.
Guayana Highlands landscape with mountain savanna, terrestrial bromeliads, and tepuis in the distance, Imbaimadai region, Pakaraima Mountains. Gold mining dredge on the upper Mazaruni River watershed, Imbaimadai. Ascending summit of Ayanganna, local field assistants from Chinoweing village.

Trip 14

Ted Parker, ornithologist, during SI collaboration with Conservation International RAP (Rapid Assessment Program) Team expedition. Ted was killed in a plane crash during a subsequent expedition in Peru with Alwyn Gentry.

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