Mexican mosses: a flora of transition in the Americas

  • Claudio Delgadillo-M. Departamento de Botánica, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Keywords: phytogeography, Mexico, neotropical flora

Abstract

The Mexican moss  flora, with  about 967  species and  varieties,  is essentially  neotropical in character,  but  it also contains numerous boreal, southern and  widely distributed taxa; their world  and  local   ranges suggest that Mexico is the  site  of convergence of  tropical and  temperate floras that segregate altitudinally along the  mountains and are separated latitudinally by the Neovolcanic Belt. The southern part of the country contains  mostly  tropical taxa  whose distribution may extend  northward beyond 20°N  along the  coastal plains.

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Mexican mosses: a flora of transition in the Americas
Published
2017-05-20
How to Cite
Delgadillo-M., C. (2017). Mexican mosses: a flora of transition in the Americas. Botanical Sciences, (61), 79 - 83. https://doi.org/10.17129/botsci.1540
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