Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3453
The genus Sclerocarpus (Asteraceae, Heliantheae) comprises 8 pecies, 7 of them recorded in Mexico. It is characterized by its paleae, that become thick and hard when mature, and completely enclosing the cypselae, forming structures called sclerocarps. A synopsis of the genus in the country is provided, including distribution maps of the species and a key to their identification.
Palabras llave : Asteraceae; Heliantheae; Mexico; sclerocarp; Sclerocarpus.