A cold arid table-land, as in the Andes of Peru.
High-altitude grasslands used mostly to herd llamas, alpacas, and sheep.
(Qu./Sp.) -- highland plateau in the Andes.
The grass-dominated vegetation of the drier, southern high Andes. The climate is cold and dry. Many of the species are endemic to the puna. Agriculture and grazing are the major threats.
High Andean plateau (alternative term for altiplano ).
The high barren tundra zone of the Andes mountains.
high-altitude grasslands in the Andes; in the central Andes they are referred to as wet puna, whereas in the southern Andes they are called the dry or salt puna
High valleys and steppes lying between the two major chains of the Andes mountains; site of South American agricultural origins, also only location of pastoralism in Americas. (p. 215)
Puna is one of the eight Natural Regions of Peru. The Puna region is surrounded by high plateaus and andean cliffs. The region has a cold climate, and its name literally means "mountain top".