Cardenas S., Angeles; Delgadillo M., Claudio
March 1992
Acta Botanica Mexicana;mar1992, Issue 17, p23
Academic Journal
The known moss flora of Sierra de Alcaparrosa consists of 84 species and varieties. The Pottiaceae (26 species) and the Bryaceae (10 species) are the families best represented; the remaining include between 1 and 4 species in the area. The moss flora includes a group of 7 cleistocarpic mosses. Among the six phytogeographical elements that of wide distribution is the largest. Other important elements in this moss flora are the endemic (known only from Mexico), disjunct (between Mexico and South America; two species are represented in Africa and Australia) and the mesoamerican (distributed from Mexico to northern South America).


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