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Systematics Section/ASPT

Sandoval Ortega, Manuel Higinio [1], Sanchez Avila, Alejandra Sofia [2], Araiza Arvilla, Hugo Noe [2], Cabrera Manuel, Florencia [2], Murillo Perez, Geraldine [2], García Regalado, Gerardo [2], Sierra Muñoz, Jose Carlos [1], Martinez Ramirez, Julio [2], Mendoza Lopez, Maria Elena [2], Siqueiros Delgado, Maria Elena [2].

Project of Flora of Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Mexico is recognized as a mega-diverse country as it possesses almost all types of plant communities existing on the planet. Ranking fourth place in species richness, it contains almost 10% of the world's flora, with about 1,000 endangered species according to NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010. However, there are still regions of the country that have yet to be adequately explored, resulting in incomplete floristic data, as is the case with Aguascalientes. Located in the center of Mexico, it is one of the smallest states in the country, comprised predominantly of flat topography, a semi-dry climate, and mostly xerophytic vegetation. For many years the flora of Aguascalientes has been studied, however, in 2012 its study has been strengthened thanks to the financial support of the CONABIO (Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad). The objective of further study is to ultimately create a comprehensive floristic inventory through exhaustive fieldwork and a deep herbarium examination to determine the richness, diversity, distribution and current status of species populations. So far, it has recorded 155 families, 711 genera and 1805 species, 32 of which are new records for the state. Eleven species are included in NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010; 10 in the category subject of special protection and only Albizia plurijuga in the category of threatened. This work will allow preservation of the genetic diversity, species diversity, and habitat diversity of the Aguascalientes flora. Also, it will allow enhanced management and conservation of our plant communities, publishing the Aguascalientes Red List, and increasing the knowledge of the Mexican flora.

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1 - Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Ciencias Agronomicas, Avenida Universidad 940, Ciudad Universitaria, Aguascalientes, Ags, 20131, México
2 - Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes, Biologia, Avenida Universidad 940, Ciudad Universitaria , Aguascalientes, Ags, 20131, Mexico

floristic inventories 
Red List.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Grand Salon A - D/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PSY003
Abstract ID:797
Candidate for Awards:None

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