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    Author(s): Thomas R. Van Devender; Ana Lilia Reina-Guerrero; George M. Ferguson; George Yatskievych; Beatriz E. Loyola-Reina; Gertrudis Yanes-Arvayo; Maria de la Paz Montanez-Armenta; John L. Anderson; Stephen F. Hale; Sky Jacobs
    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. 236-239.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The Sierra Bacadéhuachi in east-central Sonora is the westernmost mountain range in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), located east of Bacadéhuachi, Municipio de Bacadéhuachi, 34 km east of the Chihuahua border, and 165 km south of the Arizona border. The vegetation ranges from lowland foothills thornscrub up through desert grassland to oak woodland and pine-oak forest. The flora was sampled in December 1995, July 2008, June, August, and September 2011, and March 2012. The flora totals 442 taxa in 297 genera and 96 families. The most species-rich families and genera are Asteraceae (53 taxa), Fabaceae (48 taxa), Poaceae (46 taxa), Quercus (11 species), Cheilanthes (8 species), Muhlenbergia (7 species), Bouteloua (6 species), and Pinus (5 species). Twenty-two species are non-native (5.0%), 10 of them grasses. No species are endemic. Although tree composition and structure of the upland woodlands and forests are similar to the Yécora, Sonora, area to the south, the preliminary Bacadéhuachi flora is less diverse.

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    Van Devender, Thomas R.; Reina-Guerrero, Ana Lilia; Ferguson, George M.; Yatskievych, George; Loyola-Reina, Beatriz E.; Yanes-Arvayo, Gertrudis; Montanez-Armenta, Maria de la Paz; Anderson, John L.; Hale, Stephen F.; Jacobs, Sky. 2013. Preliminary flora of the Sierra Bacadehuachi, 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. 236-239.

    Keywords

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

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