Arturo Castro

Arturo Castro
Instituto Politécnico Nacional | IPN · Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación para el Desarrollo Integral Regional, Unidad Durango

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July 2015 - June 2016
University of Guadalajara
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Several taxonomic novelties of the genus Sisyrinchium have been presented recently, so for some specialists this reveals the need of more systematic studies on the genus to better understand its diversity. They have also pointed out some regions as those of more priority to be explored. One of these is northwestern Mexico, in which after a floristi...
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An undescribed Salvia species was discovered in savannoid vegetation in the municipality of Cosalá, Sinaloa, during botanical explorations addressed to document the endemic species of this Mexican state. This plant is morphologically most similar to Salvia pringlei, sharing with this the peculiar character of connivent calyces during fructification...
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Antecedentes: La Sierra Madre Oriental es una Provincia Fisiográfica ubicada en el noreste de México con características geológicas, climáticas y edáficas distintivas. La flora de esta región aún no ha sido inventariada en conjunto. Preguntas: ¿Cuál es la diversidad florística de la Provincia Fisiográfica de la Sierra Madre Oriental? ¿Cuál es la a...
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Echeandia (Asparagaceae) is an American genus of herbaceous geophytes. Its distribution is heterogeneous but concentrates along the Mexican Transition Zone (MTZ). We analyzed the species richness distribution and endemism of the group. We compiled a data base of 2,078 records obtained by revision of herbarium specimens, scientific publications, and...
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Bessera (Asparagaceae: Brodiaeoideae) is a genus endemic to Mexico. It currently has two described species: B. elegans with a wide geographic distribution from Durango and Sinaloa in the Sierra Madre Occidental, across the Transmexican Volcanic Belt to Oaxaca in the Sierra Madre del Sur, and B. tuitensis which is endemic to the Sierra del Cuale in...
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Background: Traditional ecological knowledge is an important part of biocultural heritage of societies; it has been reported their disappearance and in some cases this phenomenon has been associated with socioeconomic factors such as formal education. Questions and/or Hypotheses: How does traditional knowledge about edible plants vary between thre...
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Plant‐pollinator interactions are highly relevant to society as many crops important for humans are animal pollinated. However, changes in climate and land use may put such interacting patterns at risk by disrupting the occurrences between pollinators and the plants they pollinate. Here, we analyse how the co‐occurrence patterns between bat pollina...
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Pinguicula (Lentibulariaceae) includes around 110 described species, 51 of which are distributed in Mexico. Recently, P. casperi was described and its authors observed that it has intermediate morphological characters between P. oblongiloba and P. parvifolia, its putative parents. The micromorphological study of seeds has previously defined the ide...
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Otatea is the second‐largest genus in subtribe Guaduinae, Bambuseae tribe of subfamily Bambusoideae (Poaceae) and has its geographical distribution in Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia. Ten of its 12 species are endemic to Mexico. The species with the most widespread geographical distribution in Mexico is Otatea acuminata. Recent fieldwork in the Me...
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Rock daisies (Perityleae; Compositae) are a diverse clade of seven genera and ca. 84 minimum‐rank taxa that mostly occur as narrow endemics on sheer rock‐cliffs throughout the southwest U.S. and northern Mexico. Taxonomy of Perityleae has traditionally been based on morphology and cytogenetics. To test taxonomic hypotheses and utility of characters...
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Background: Manfreda includes 37 species distributed from southeastern United States to Honduras. The Pacific Lowlands and Sierra Madre del Sur biogeographic provinces and Guerrero state are the centers of species richness and endemism for the genus in Mexico. Questions: How is the geographical distribution of Manfreda in Guerrero? Some specimen d...
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A fundamental piece of the Mexican biocultural heritage is the traditional knowledge about edible plants. There are significant advances in inventorying those resources at country scale; nevertheless, inventories in poorly studied ethnic groups remain greatly incomplete. The aim of this work was to organize analyze and discuss information about edi...
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Recent botanical explorations in Sierra Madre Occidental in Durango, Mexico, led to the discovery of a new species which according to its morphology belongs to Salvia sect. Brandegeia. The new taxon is morphologically most similar to S. oresbia from central Mexico, against which it is thoroughly compared. Additionally, it is presented a synopsis of...
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Mexico ranks fourth worldwide for its number of species of vascular plants; however, insufficient area has been marked for conservation as Protected Natural Areas (PNAs); 176 PNAs represent 12% of the total surface and encompass only a small portion of the Mexican endemic species. Strategies for setting up conservation zones are often based on iden...
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Antecedentes: El Santuario El Palmito es parte de una de las regiones terrestres prioritarias de México. Destaca por su diversidad de aves y alberga a uno de los bosques mesófilos más norteños en la vertiente del Pacífico. Sin embargo, carece de un inventario sistemático de su flora. Preguntas: ¿Cuáles son los tipos de vegetación y sus elementos c...
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Otatea, with 12 described species, is the second most diverse genus in the subtribe Guaduinae. Eleven species of Otatea occur in Mexico, of which 10 are endemic. The Mexican Otatea species grow in tropical dry forest, the ecotone between tropical dry forest and oak forest, cloud forest, humid oak-pine forest, and xerophilous scrubs. Here, we descri...
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Bletia santosii, a new species from Sinaloa, Mexico, is described and illustrated. Morphologically, B. santosii is similar to B. parkinsonii and B. mixtecana. However, it differs consistently from those species in multiple aspects of its morphology, as well as in habitat preferences and phenology. It was discovered while carrying out a floristic in...
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México es uno de los 10 países con mayor oferta y demanda turística. Desde el clásico turismo de sol y playa en ambas costas del país, al turismo arqueológico que revaloriza el testimonio de las civilizaciones precolombinas, el turismo cultural que refleja la impronta de la conquista española y las obras contemporáneas, hasta el turismo alternativo...
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Dahlia mixtecana (Asteraceae, Coreopsideae) is described and illustrated as a new species endemic to western Oaxaca, Mexico. This taxon is related to Dahlia sect. Dahlia and Dahlia sect. Entemophyllon. However, based on the current evidence available and the current system of infrageneric groups, it does not appear possible to assign the new specie...
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Lobelia macrocentron (Campanulaceae) was rediscovered when conducting floristic sampling for the Flora inventory of Santuario El Palmito, a natural protected area in the municipality of Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico. The species was discovered 169 years ago by B.C. Seemann between 1849 and 1850, as part of one of the inland explorations of the Herald’...
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Resumen: Antecedentes y Objetivos: El género Dahlia (Asteraceae) es nativo de América y México es su centro de diversificación. Dahlia es importante en la horticultura ornamental, su mejoramiento genético ha generado más de 15,000 variedades. México representa la principal fuente de germoplasma, por lo que un estudio sobre su riqueza y distribución...
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Antecedentes y Objetivos: Dahlia es un género característico de Asteraceae tribu Coreopsideae y para la Nueva Galicia se conocían ocho especies. El presente texto tiene como finalidad reportar dos especies adicionales. Métodos: Exploraciones botánicas en Nueva Galicia fueron llevadas a cabo. Se revisaron y determinaron ejemplares depositados en lo...
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Manfreda santana-michelii es una especie presente en la ecotoníaa entre el bosque de pino-encino y la vegetación sabanoide en el extremo norte de la Sierra Madre del Sur, al oeste de México. Por su morfología se relaciona a M. involuta y M. singuliflora pero difiere de ellas en el desarrollo de hojas con márgenes denticulados, inflorescencias racem...
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Dahlia tamaulipana (Asteraceae, Coreopsideae) a new species from Sierra Madre Oriental in Tamaulipas, Mexico, is described. The new species is morphologically similar to D. tubulata, but differs by developing stems evidently hexagonal and villous in the upper portion of the nodes and the base of the petioles, the internodes reach 3–5.5 × 1–1.5 cm,...
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The genus Lobelia is cosmopolitan and comprises 423 species in 18 sections. Lobelia sect. Stenotium is the most diverse group with 153 species, has a wide distribution in continental North America and is segregated into two subgroups based on the presence of spurred flowers. There are 16 spurred Lobelia species that occur in streamside or seep area...
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Agavaceae es una familia americana que integra 9 géneros y alrededor de 340 especies. En México crecen todos los géneros y más de 260 especies de Agavaceae, 191 son endémicas al país. La mayor riqueza de agaváceas en México se encuentra en el territorio del estado de Jalisco, donde se conocen hasta ahora seis géneros y 67 taxones, 11 de ellos son e...
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Chusquea is a monophyletic genus divided into five subgenera. Chusquea subg. Swallenochloa is recognized based on the combination of a more or less shrubby and clumping habit, often relatively short internodes, and the usual presence of intravaginal branching. It is distributed from Mexico to Chile, with species also in the mountains of eastern and...
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The genus Manfreda (Asparagaceae) contains 35 species. A species complex includes plants similar to M. gutttata, which are characterized by the protrusion of the ovary into the perigone tube. This feature was found in specimens recently collected in western Mexico. After a morphological analysis, we found that some of the plants differ from the oth...
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The morphological limits among some Coreopsideae genera in the Asteraceae family are complex. An example is Bidens herzogii, a taxon first described as a member of the genus Cosmos, but recently transferred to Bidens. The species is endemic to Eastern Bolivia and it grows on the Cerrado biogeographic province. Recently collected specimens, analysis...
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Antecedentes y Objetivos: Cosmos secc. Discopoda (Asteraceae, Coreopsideae) es un modelo de estudio sobre poliploidía y aneuploidía. La sección es monofilética, agrupa 24 especies herbáceas perennes y existen especies poliploides y aneuploides. Sin embargo, no se conocen los números cromosómicos para todas las especies y su citogeografía no ha sido...
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The floristic inventory of the Sierra de Quila Natural Reserve, in western Mexico, resulted in the discovery of Polianthes quilae (Polianthes subgen. Bravoa). The novelty is related to P. cernua and P. geminiflora var. clivicola but is distinguished by the erect lanceolate leaves, glauous inflorescence with 4-21 floral nodes, 0.9-2.1 cm long pedice...
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Otatea is the most diverse genus of Guaduinae in Mexico, with 10 described species mostly inhabiting tropical dry forest. Here, with the description of Otatea nayeeri, the number of species increases to 11. Morphologically, O. nayeeri is similar to O. reynosoana and O. transvolcanica but differs in having thin-papery and deciduous culm leaves, oral...
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Lamiaceae is one of the richest and more representative families of the Mexican flora. However, the knowledge of the family in this country remains deficient. As a contribution to a better understanding of this, a taxonomic revision of Lamiaceae in western Mexico is presented. Updated description of the native and naturalized genera, species and in...
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Salvia evadens (Lamiaceae) is described and illustrated as a new species discovered in Sierra del Halo, Jalisco, Mexico. It is similar in vegetative morphology to S. aequidistans. However, it differs from the latter by having less flowers per verticillaster, lanceolate floral bracts, 5- or 7-veined upper calyx lip, ornate connective with an acute t...
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Se documenta un registro nuevo de Tigridia hintonii (Iridaceae) en el estado de Guerrero, México. George B. Hinton la recolectó por primera y única vez en octubre de 1936 en Fresnos, Distrito de Mina, Zirándaro, Guerrero. Desde entonces no se habían encontrado otros ejemplares del taxon hasta el año 2012. Se incluye una descripción morfológica comp...
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A considerable diversity and endemism of the tribe Coreopsideae (Asteraceae) is concentrated in western Mexico, a territory known as Nueva Galicia. Dahlia is a notable genus of Coreopsideae, and so far D. barkerae, D. coccinea, D. pugana, D. scapigera, D. sherffii, and D. tenuicattlis were registered for Nueva Galicia. In the present work, we repor...
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A considerable diversity and endemism of the tribe Coreopsideae (Asteraceae) is concentrated in western Mexico, a territory known as Nueva Galicia. Dahlia is a notable genus of Coreopsideae, and so far D. barkerae, D. coccinea, D. pugana, D. scapigera, D. sherffii, and D. tenuicaulis were registered for Nueva Galicia. In the present work, we report...
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During recent botanical explorations in western Mexico, otherwise known as the Nueva Galicia region, a new species of Polianthes subgenus Bravoa was discovered. The new taxon is described and illustrated. It resembles P. bicolor and P. geminiflora var. clivicola, but differs from both by its oblong-obovate and generally prostrate leaves, (3-) 4-6(-...
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A new record of Tigridia hintonii (Iridaceae) in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, is documented. The species was first collected by George B. Hinton in Fresnos, District of Mina, Zirándaro, Guerrero in October 1936. Since then, other specimens of this taxon had not been collected until 2012. A complete morphological description and figures are provid...
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A floristic analysis of a fir forest and the adjacent cloud forest located at western Jalisco was made. We obtained a list of vascular plants consisting of 80 families, 195 genera and 290 species, with a floristic diversity index of 210.33 species/km(2), which is high when compared to other similar forested areas. The most diverse families in numbe...
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Se presenta el análisis florístico de un bosque de Abies y del bosque mesófilo de montaña adyacente, localizados al occidente de Jalisco, México. Se obtuvo una lista de plantas vasculares constituida por 80 familias, 195 géneros y 290 especies, con un índice de diversidad florística de 210.33 especies/km2, el cual es elevado al compararlo con el obten...
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The genus Cosmos is restricted to the Americas, and Mexico represents its center of diversification. Some species have a wide distribution and have been intensively collected, whereas others, due to their narrow distribution, are poorly known. This has generated a poor understanding of its morphological variability and infrageneric and interspecifi...
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The genus Cosmos is restricted to the Americas, and Mexico represents its center of diversifi cation. Some species have a wide distribution and have been intensively collected, whereas others, due to their narrow distribution, are poorly known. This has generated a poor understanding of its morphological variability and infrageneric and interspecif...
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Cosmos es un género que tiene sus límites de distribución natural en América, y México representa su centro de diversificación. Su repartición geográfica es interesante, pues algunas especies tienen una amplia distribución y han sido intensamente recolectadas, mientras que otras, debido a su distribución restringuida, son poco conocidas. Este hecho h...
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The distribution of Hyptis pseudolantana is documented in the states of Jalisco and Michoacán, species previously reported exclusively from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. An expanded description, distribution map and photographs are provided for it. Hyptis cualensis and H. macvaughii are also described and illustrated by photographs, as two new spe...
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The distribution of Hyptis pseudolantana is documented in the states of Jalisco and Michoacán, species previously reported exclusively from the state of Guerrero, Mexico. An expanded description, distribution map and photographs are provided for it. Hyptis cualensis and H. macvaughii are also described and illustrated by photographs, as two new spe...
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Recent botanical explorations in western Mexico, as part of a taxonomic revision and a phylogenetic analysis of the genus Cosmos, have resulted in the discovery of two new species. The novelties belong to Cosmos section Discopoda and are described and illustrated. Morphologically, Cosmos pseudoperfoliatus resembles C. jaliscensis, C. peucedanifoliu...
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Cosmos es uno de los géneros monofiléticos más diversos de la tribu Coreopsideae (Asteraceae). El grupo incluye 35 especies y 4 taxa infraespecíficos restringidos al continente americano. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar la distribución geográfica y la riqueza de Cosmos a través de un sistema de información geográfica (SIG). Se estimó e...
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Dioscorea spp. tubers are known commonly as camote de cerro to the state of Jalisco, México. Besides its use as food, it contains diosgenin, a raw material used widely for synthesising steroid hormones. The purpose of the present research was to determine diosgenin contents by gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry (GC‐MS), as well as physical and ch...
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An expanded description of Salvia platyphylla with new insights based on the examination of recent herbarium specimens and observations made in the field is provided. Additionally, are included descriptions and illustrations of two new species morphologically similar to S. platyphylla. The first, S. pugana, can be distinguished from S. platyphylla...
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El Tepopote hill is located in the west extreme of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the confluence of the physio-graphic regions of the Canyons, Central Basins and Mountainous-Pacific slopes, at western Guadalajara, Jalisco. Oak-pine forest is the dominant vegetation type and the floristic list of the area includes 76 families, 214 genera and 37...
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El Tepopote hill is located in the west extreme of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the confluence of the physiographic regions of the Canyons, Central Basins and Mountainous-Pacific slopes, at western Guadalajara, Jalisco. Oak-pine forest is the dominant vegetation type and the floristic list of the area includes 76 families, 214 genera and 370...
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El Tepopote hill is located in the west extreme of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt and the confluence of the physiographic regions of the Canyons, Central Basins and Mountainous-Pacific slopes, at western Guadalajara, Jalisco. Oak-pine forest is the dominant vegetation type and the floristic list of the area includes 76 families, 214 genera and 370...
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Salvia cualensis and Salvia cualensis var. perezii are described and illustrated from the Sierra de El Cuale, Jalisco, Mexico. These taxa belong to Salvia section Farinaceae. They are similar in their morphology to Salvia jaimehintoniana, which is distributed in northern Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico. The new taxa can be distinguished from S. jaime...
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The greatest diversity and endemism of Coreopsideae Turner et Powell (Asteraceae) is concentrated in Mexico. Dahlia Cav. is a characteristic genus of Coreopsideae and represented in Jalisco by D. barkerae Knowles et Westc., D. coccinea Cav., D. pugana Aaron Rodr. et A. Castro, D. sherffii P. D. Sorensen and D. tenuicaulis P. D. Sorensen. We describ...
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The morphologic variation of the genus Prochnyanthes was analyzed by means of the examination of 29 characters, in a sample of 544 individuals from 19 localities. The Principal Components Analysis was used, which shows the variation trends, analyses the similarities among the classification units and identifies groups. Based on the morphological ev...
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Se analizó la variación morfológica del género Prochnyanthes, mediante el examende 29 caracteres, en una muestra de 544 individuos de 19 localidades. Se aplicó el Análisis de Componentes Principales, el cual muestra los patrones de variación, analiza las similitudede las unidades de clasificación e identifica grupos. Con base en la evidencia morfol...
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Como resultado de recientes colectas botánicas en el occidente de México, se amplía la distribución geográfica conocida y se complementa la descripción morfológica de Manfreda involuta, una especie endémica del occidente de México
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As a result of recent botanical collections in western Mexico, the known geographical distribution of Manfreda involuta is extended and its morphological description completed. The species is endemic to western Mexico.
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Como resultado de recientes colectas botánicas en el occidente de México, se amplía la distribución geográfica conocida y se complementa la descripción morfológica de Manfreda involuta, una especie endémica del occidente de México As a result of recent botanical collections in western Mexico, the known geographical distribution of Manfreda involuta...

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