Kirsten BURSTEDDE's research while affiliated with University of Bonn and other places

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The Cactaceae with c. 1,435 species are the most important plant family of the arid regions of the Americas. Recent revisions and molecular studies resulted in an improved knowledge of the phylogeny and taxonomy of this group. Due to their high value as ornamental plants, countless publications with data on ecological preferences and geographic occ...
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... Cactaceae is a charismatic group of plants and a bona fide example of recent radiation (Arakaki et al., 2011), harboring remarkable diversity in growth forms (Hunt et al., 2006). Additional reasons to assess the endemic levels within the family are to evaluate the levels of endemism, the number of species with disjunct and small range sizes, the threatened IUCN criteria for many species, and the insufficiently protected areas for the group (Barthlott et al., 2015;Goettsch et al., 2019;Pillet et al., 2022). Moreover, the low level of protected areas may cover just a small portion of the cactus occurrence, which needs to be evaluated and formally recognized in semiarid and arid lands in the Neotropics (Barthlott et al., 2015). ...
... Fue descubierta por primera vez en forma silvestre en México, Colombia y Centro América por los españoles, quienes le dieron el nombre de "pitahaya" que significa fruta con escamas (Flores, 2011). Las cactáceaes están compuestas por unos 130 géneros, de los cuales se han descrito entre 1500 y 1800 especies en América ( Hunt et al., 2006;Barthlott et al., 2010;Esquivel y Araya, 2012). Los géneros más cultivados a nivel mundial son Hylocereus y Selenicereus, los cuales son nativos de regiones tropicales de América del Norte y Sur. ...