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Acta Biológica Colombiana

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CUEVAS GUZMAN, Ramón; SANTANA MICHEL, Francisco J; SANCHEZ RODRIGUEZ, Enrique V  and  NUNEZ LOPEZ, Nora M. Cervantesiaceae: New Record of a Naturalized Family for the Flora of Mexico. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2016, vol.21, n.2, pp.431-436. ISSN 0120-548X.

We register for the first time in Mexico the naturalized species Acanthosyrisglabrata (family Cervantesiaceae), a hemiparasitic tree only known from northwestern South America. We provide information about its habitat and present an illustration of the species. We propose a hypothesis of maritime commerce between Ecuador and Mexico to account for the presence of the taxon in western Mexico, in an area 3500 km away from its original known distribution.

Keywords : biogeography; hemiparasite; northwestern South America; Santalales; taxonomy; western Mexico.

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