MSA - Systematics/Evolution
Cifuentes, Joaquin , Vazquez-Estup, Rosalva .
Mexican alpine-subalpine macrofungi from El Ajusco Peak and Sierra Chincua in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.
The alpine-subalpine flora of NE Mexico is relatively widespread over 7 disjunct and insular refugia (peaks over 3500 m) and have been well documented. Instead mexican alpine-subalpine macrofungi have never been reviewed and only scattered records of some are available. Through 2004-2008 recent collections of macrofungi from alpine-subalpine forest in the western mountains of Valley of Mexico (El Ajusco Peak) turned up some typical Northamerican and European alpine-subalpine macrofungi morphotaxa. The forest explored have been under Mexico City growth pressure during the last three decades and a lost of plant biodiversity have been recorded. Based on literature and Mexican herbaria review a list of Mexican alpine-subalpine macrofungi was obtained and compared with our records from macrofungi collections in the western mountains of Valley of Mexico and our records from an extensive collection of macrofungi made a decade ago from the well preserved area of Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve. With these data the richness, biogeographic affinities and potential biodiversity loss of Mexican alpine-subalpine macrofungi are discussed.
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1 - Unam, Herbario Fcme, Facultad de Ciencias, Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad de Mexico, DF, 04510, Mexico
Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Topics
Location: Event Tent/Cliff Lodge
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
Time: 5:30 PM