Biogeography and ecology of the genus Turbinicarpus (Cactaceae): environmental controls of taxa richness and morphology

  title={Biogeography and ecology of the genus Turbinicarpus (Cactaceae): environmental controls of taxa richness and morphology},
  author={Davide Maria Donati and Claudia Bianchi and Giovanna Pezzi and Lucia Conte and Anton Hofer and Alessandro Chiarucci},
  journal={Systematics and Biodiversity},
  pages={361 - 371}
The biogeography and the ecology of the genus Turbinicarpus are scarcely known and the taxonomic segregation of the genus Rapicactus from Turbinicarpus has been debated. The present study aims to (i) evaluate the distribution of all taxa of Turbinicarpus in the full distributional range of the genus (NE Mexico); (ii) investigate the potential ecological divergence between Rapicactus and Turbinicarpus; and (iii) analyse the influence of environmental variables on plant morphology. The… 
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