Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/552218
Title:
New Plant Records from the Sonoran Desert
Author:
Yatskievych, George; Fischer, Pierre C.
Affiliation:
Department of Biology, Indiana University
Citation:
Yatskievych, G., and P. C. Fischer. "New plant records from the Sonoran Desert." Desert Pl 5.4 (1984): 180-190.
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1984
Abstract:
The vegetation and flora of the Sonoran Desert are among the most thoroughly documented of the arid portions of North America. The climate and relative accessibility of the area have attracted many botanists and the landmark studies resulting from their efforts, too numerous to list here (see Shreve and Wiggins 1964, and Kearney and Peebles 1960 for partial bibliographies) are a testament to their achievements. In an area covering over 310,000 square km (Shreve 1951) it is not, however, surprising that some less-known localities should exist, which might harbor plant species not previously known to exist there. For example, H.S. Gentry (1972) described two very distinctive Sonoran Desert species of Agave (A. zebra and A. pelona) from localities in the mountains near the Gulf of California. The plant records reported here were encountered during visits to observe these endemic century plants in a small range of mountains, the Sierra del Viejo.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorYatskievych, George-
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Pierre C.-
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T19:51:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-04T19:51:16Zen
dc.date.issued1984en
dc.identifier.citationYatskievych, G., and P. C. Fischer. "New plant records from the Sonoran Desert." Desert Pl 5.4 (1984): 180-190.-
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/552218en
dc.description.abstractThe vegetation and flora of the Sonoran Desert are among the most thoroughly documented of the arid portions of North America. The climate and relative accessibility of the area have attracted many botanists and the landmark studies resulting from their efforts, too numerous to list here (see Shreve and Wiggins 1964, and Kearney and Peebles 1960 for partial bibliographies) are a testament to their achievements. In an area covering over 310,000 square km (Shreve 1951) it is not, however, surprising that some less-known localities should exist, which might harbor plant species not previously known to exist there. For example, H.S. Gentry (1972) described two very distinctive Sonoran Desert species of Agave (A. zebra and A. pelona) from localities in the mountains near the Gulf of California. The plant records reported here were encountered during visits to observe these endemic century plants in a small range of mountains, the Sierra del Viejo.-
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleNew Plant Records from the Sonoran Deserten_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biology, Indiana University-
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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