High-montane xeromorphic shrubland & thicket geocomplex. 1. Xeromorphic succulent shrubland & thicket: Lycium chanar-Trichocereus atacamensis community. Altiplano semidesertic vegetation with succulents and cacti on Coipasa Salt Lake karstified lacustrine limestone terraces. 2. Xeromorphic shrubland & thicket: Junellia seriphioides-Fabiana densa community. Altiplano stony hillside with well-drained stony soils. 3. Phreatophytic xeromorphic shrubland & thicket: Frankenia triandra-Parastrephia lepidophylla community. Altiplano proximal and medium glacis sections, on flat calcic loamy-clay soils with sallow phreatic levels. 4. Phreatophytic bunch-grassland: Festuca hypsophila communities. Altiplano distal glacis, on seasonally humid loam-sandy calcic soils with sallow phreatic levels and seasonally ponded. 5. Gypsic xeromorphic grassland-thicket: Frankenia triandra-Distichlis humilis communitiy. Altiplano saline meadows on seasonally ponded silty-gypsic soils. 6. Saline xeromorphic shrubland & thicket: Atriplex nitrophiloides-Sarcocornia pulvinata community. Altiplano saline bassins with seasonally ponded solonetz and solonchaks. Graphic interpretation based on our field transect data and cited references.

 
 
  Part of: Navarro G, Luebert F, Molina JA (2023) ´╗┐South American terrestrial biomes as geocomplexes: a geobotanical landscape approach. Vegetation Classification and Survey 4: 75-114. https://doi.org/10.3897/VCS.96710