The Mexican tropical deciduous forest of Baja California Sur: a floristic and structural approach

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A quantitative study is presented of the tropical deciduous forest located in the Sierra de La Laguna in the southern part of the peninsula of Baja California, Mexico with data on structure, species composition, diversity, density, and abundance of perennial plants. 4 study plots were selected to represent the predominant geomorphologic units, and to include topographic and climatic variations reflected by the distribution of this vegetation on the lowlands of slopes facing the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. 25 families containing 67 perennial species were found on the lowlands, with Leguminosae, Cactaceae, and Euphorbiaceae best represented. A high family diversity was found in the plots, but there was a low number of species per family. Dissimilarities between sites were found to be reflected significantly in growth-form abundances as well as in structural features and species diversity. Results show that the xeric environment, the low number of species, and the high incidence of dominant shrub species confer the vegetation of the lowlands simpler structural traits than those described for other tropical dry forests.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)45-52
Número de páginas8
PublicaciónVegetatio
Volumen84
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 nov 1989

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deciduous forests
tropical forests
lowlands
species diversity
vegetation
Cactaceae
Gulf of California
dry environmental conditions
Euphorbiaceae
dry forests
Pacific Ocean
Fabaceae
shrubs
Mexico
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En: Vegetatio, Vol. 84, N.º 1, 01.11.1989, p. 45-52.

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