The slopes of the Andes Mountains of South America house an amazing diversity of plants and animals. In fact, in a review of 25 global biodiversity hotspots, the Tropical Andes region ranked first in terms of total number of species (for both plants and vertebrates) as well number of endemic species. Animal pollination is thought to have played a critical role in generating this diversity: Andean-centered taxa tend to have specialized pollination systems, are highly species-rich, and appear to have diversified quite recently.  This website includes species pages for both plants and pollinators of the region, with a particular focus on bat and bird pollination systems.  These pages are linked to eachother using to pollination records from scientific literature, highlighting the "pollination web‟ of plant-pollinator interactions in the Tropical Andes.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith