Elevational patterns in the vascular flora of a highly diverse region in southern Mexico

  title={Elevational patterns in the vascular flora of a highly diverse region in southern Mexico},
  author={Silvia H. Salas-Morales and Jorge A. Meave},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
We examined general and family-specific patterns of vascular plant richness along a large elevational gradient (0–3,670 m a.s.l.), assessed the continuity of these patterns and analysed their potential underlying causes in a high diversity region of the Sierra Madre del Sur, Oaxaca, Mexico. We used a vascular plant database constructed previously. The gradient was divided into 18 200-m elevation belts. To examine elevational patterns of richness, we used both observed and estimated… CONTINUE READING
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