Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3453
JUAREZ-JAIMES, Verónica; ALVARADO-CARDENAS, Leonardo O y VILLASENOR, José Luis. The family Apocynaceae sensu lato in Mexico: diversity and distribution. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2007, vol.78, n.2, pp. 459-482. ISSN 1870-3453.
Apocynaceae s.l. is among the 15 most diverse families in Mexico, with a total of 385 species, distributed in 50 genera and 3 subfamilies of which Asclepiadoideae is the most diverse in numbers of genera, species and endemics. The genera with the most native species and endemics are Asclepias and Matelea. The richest states in terms of taxon diversity are those at the Pacific and Atlantic slopes, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Guerrero and Veracruz being the most prominent. Tropical deciduous forest and arid tropical scrub are the most important vegetation types by their total number of species, 176 of which are endemic to Mexico. A list of species recorded in México is provided, indicating their state distribution.
Palabras llave : Apocynaceae s.l; Apocynoideae; Asclepiadoideae; Rauvolfioideae; species diversity.