Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Ana Lilia Reina-Guerrero; Thomas R. Van Devender
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 225-228.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (415.64 KB)

    Description

    A total of 555 plant collections were made on 20 trips in 2002-2008 to La Calera area in the Sierra Anibácachi, Municipio de Agua Prieta, 11.3 km south of the Arizona border (31°13’59”N 109°37’53”W, elevation range from 1220 m to 1539 m) in northeastern Sonora. Chihuahuan desertscrub on limestone substrates is dominated by creosotebush (Larrrea divaricata), Chihuahuan whitethorn (Acacia neovernicosa), mariola (Parthenium incanum), and tarbush (Flourensia cernua). Riparian vegetation along a rocky bedrock/ gravel wash includes desert willow (Chilopsis linearis), netleaf hackberry (Celtis reticulata), desert hackberry (C. pallida), woolly buckthorn (Sideroxylon lanuginosum), soaptree yucca (Yucca elata), Arizona walnut (Juglans major), and Coahuila juniper (Juniperus coahuilensis). The flora is diverse with 350 taxa in 60 families and 222 genera in 25 km2 (2.5 km2 extensively inventoried). Only 5.1% of the taxa are non-native. The most numerous plants are in the Poaceae (57 taxa), Asteraceae (53), Fabaceae (26), Malvaceae (22), and Euphorbiaceae (21) in the genera Euphorbia (11), Abutilon and Bouteloua (7 each), Eragrostis and Muhlenbergia (6 each), and Dalea, Ipomoea, and Sphaeralcea (5 each). Twenty-six taxa are probably the first records for Sonora. Another 21 taxa are noteworthy state records (rare or significant range extensions).

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Reina-Guerrero, Ana Lilia; Van Devender, Thomas R. 2013. Chihuahuan desert flora of La Calera, Municipio de Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. 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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 225-228.

    Keywords

    Madrean Archipelago, Sky Islands, southwestern United States, northern Mexico, natural environment, fauna, flora, research, management, biodiversity, climate change

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/44437