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Authors Nieto-Silva, GD; Siqueiros-Delgado, ME; Luna-Ruiz, JD; Flores-Ancira, E; Moreno-Rico, O
Author Full Name del Rocio Nieto-Silva, Gabriela; Elena Siqueiros-Delgado, Maria; De Jesus Luna-Ruiz, Jose; Flores-Ancira, Ernesto; Moreno-Rico, Onesimo
Title TAXONOMY AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE GENUS SPARTINA (POACEAE) IN MEXICO
Source BOTANICAL SCIENCES
Language Spanish
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Chloridoide; Poaceae; saline soils; Spartina alterniflora; Spartina spartinae
Keywords Plus MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY; CHLORIDOIDEAE; ALTERNIFLORA; CLASSIFICATION; POLYPLOIDY
Abstract Spartina is a distinctive grass genus because of its processes of dispersal, survival and evolution. It grows in ecosystems of tidal marshes, mudfiats and saline basins. The genus is distributed mainly along the entire Atlantic coast, on the Pacific coast only in Baja California, Sinaloa and Oaxaca, and in inland areas of Coahuila and San Luis Potosi. All species are polyploid with a great capacity for hybridization. Frequently species of Spartina have been used in restoration of areas with soil loss; however in many cases they have become invasive weeds. To date, there has not been carried out an exclusive and comprehensive study of this genus in Mexico. The aim of this project was to determine the number of species of Spartina and their distribution in the country. Based on bibliographic and herbarium voucher information, field explorations were carried out in all Mexican localities where Spartina had been reported. Four out of the six species reported for Mexico were found: S. alterniflora, S. foliosa, S. patens, and S. spartinae, the latter being the most widely distributed. Reports of S. gracilis in Jalisco and S. cynosuroides in Chihuahua were noted; however, these species were not located in field explorations nor in herbarium collections. There is no evidence of any introduced species.
Author Address [del Rocio Nieto-Silva, Gabriela; Elena Siqueiros-Delgado, Maria; Moreno-Rico, Onesimo] Univ Autonoma Aguascalientes, Ctr Ciencias Basicas, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico; [De Jesus Luna-Ruiz, Jose; Flores-Ancira, Ernesto] Univ Autonoma Aguascalientes, Ctr Ciencias Agr, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Reprint Address Siqueiros-Delgado, ME (corresponding author), Univ Autonoma Aguascalientes, Ctr Ciencias Basicas, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico.
E-mail Address masiquei@correo.uaa.mx
Times Cited 3
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 3
Publisher SOC BOTANICA MEXICO
Publisher City MEXICO
Publisher Address APARTADO POSTAL 70-385 DELEGACION COYOACAN, CIUDAD UNIV, MEXICO, D F 00000, MEXICO
ISSN 2007-4298
29-Character Source Abbreviation BOT SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Bot. Sci.
Publication Date DEC
Year Published 2015
Volume 93
Issue 4
Beginning Page 829
Ending Page 843
Page Count 15
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number DC2KZ
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000369046900014
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