Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

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

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Distribution
  • Perennial
  • Rainfall
  • Sierra de La Laguna
  • Species diversity
  • Tropical dry forest
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_027231
Auteur(s)
  • Laura Arriaga 1
  • José Luis León 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) División de Biología Terrestre, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Apdo. Postal 128, La Paz, Baja California Sur, México
Résumé

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.

Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Plant Science
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
8E9BCD57C50CA1D9EDCD1748C93199974D9A436A
Revue

Vegetatio

Année de publication
1989
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Score qualité du texte
7.126
Version PDF
1.3
Type de publication
Journal
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