Authors: José Jesús Sánchez-Escalante, Denise Zulema Ávila-Jiménez, David Alfredo Delgado-Zamora, Liliana Armenta-Cota, Thomas R. Van Devender and Ana Lilia Reina-Guerrero
Citation: Vascular plants diversity of El Aribabi Conservation Ranch: A private natural protected area in northern Sonora, Mexico. In Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C., comps. 2013. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO
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Locality: Sonora, México (30.853310, -110.637130)
Abstract:

In northeastern Sonora, isolated Sky Island mountain ranges with desertscrub, desert grassland, oak woodland, and pine-oak forest have high biodiversity. El Aribabi Conservation Ranch in the Sierra Azul (from 30°51’13”N, 110°41’9”W to 30°46’38”N, 110°32’3”W) was designated a Private Protected Natural Area by the Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas in March 2011. The flora contains 447 taxa in 81 families and 301 genera. The most diverse families are Asteraceae (63 taxa, 14.1%), Poaceae (41 taxa, 9.2%), Fabaceae (36 taxa, 8.1%), Euphorbiaceae (18 taxa, 4.1%), Cactaceae (13 taxa, 2.9%), Brassicaceae and Malvaceae (12 taxa, 2.7% each), Scrophulariaceae, Pteridaceae, and Solanaceae (10 taxa, 2.2% each). Amoreuxia palmatifida, Carnegiea gigantea, and Juglans major have Federal protection status in the Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-059-2010. The life forms of El Aribabi are herbs (69.1%, including grasses), woody plants (26.0%), and succulents (4.7%). Of 23 non-native taxa in the flora (5.1%), only Natalgrass/zacate rosado (Melinis repens) and watercress/berro (Nasturtium officinale) are potentially invasive. This project was made possible with the financial support from the Comisión Nacional para el Uso y Conocimiento de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO) grant GT011. Download PDF: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p067/rmrs_p067_A8_A12.pdf


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Families: 83
Genera: 302
Species: 439 (species rank)
Total Taxa: 470 (including subsp. and var.)
El ejemplar estaba identificado como Agastache micrantha