Villarreal-Quintanilla, José Á.; Encina-Domínguez, Juan A.
January 2005
Acta Botanica Mexicana;2005, Issue 70, p1
Academic Journal
A review is made of the endemic plants following the Megacoahuila concept, that increases the state area for more than 100%. The region has climatic and physiographic variation that leads to the development of at least 13 main vegetation types, the desert shrubland being the dominant one. A total of 350 species and infraspecific taxa are listed, representing 11.2% of the total flora. The desert shrubland (matorrales micrófilo y rosetófilo) is the vegetation with the highest endemism and the Cuatro Cienegas basin the richest locality. The areas with highest endemism are suggested to be considered biotic reserves.


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