Boletín de la Sociedad Botánica de México
Print version ISSN 0366-2128
MARTINEZ-MELENDEZ, Jorge; PEREZ-FARRERA, Miguel Ángel and FARRERA-SARMIENTO, Oscar. Floristic inventory of Mt. El Cebú and adjacent zones in the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve (Polygono V), Chiapas, Mexico. Bol. Soc. Bot. Méx [online]. 2008, n.82, pp. 21-40. ISSN 0366-2128.
A total of 502 species that belong to 115 families and 301 genera were recorded for Mt. El Cebu and adjacent zones in Polygon V of the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve. The most speciose families were Orchidaceae, Fabaceae, Asteraceae, Bromeliaceae and Polypodiaceae with 58, 29, 28, 17, and 17 species, respectively. Six plant communities were recognized in the area, among which the cloud forest was the most diverse with 234 species, followed by pine-oak forest with 150 species, and the tropical rain forest with 127. The oak forest and the tropical deciduous forest were less diverse, with 71 and 39 species, respectively. Only 13 species are included in the Mexican red list of endangered taxa.
Keywords : cloud forest; floristics; pine-oak forest; tropical forest; Biosphere reserve.