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Endemic plants of the ancient province of Camagüey, Cuba Plantas endémicas de la antigua provincia de Camagüey, Cuba

by Chiappy Jhones, C.J; Gama Campillo, L.
Publisher: 1997ISSN: 0304-3711.Subject(s): ECOSISTEMA | CONSERVACION DE LA NATURALEZA | ARBUSTOS | PLANTAS LEÑOSAS | ARBOLES | ESPECIES EN PELIGRO DE EXTINCION | RECURSOS GENETICOS | CUBA | ECOSYSTEMS | NATURE CONSERVATION | SHRUBS | WOODY PLANTS | TREES | ENDANGERED SPECIES | GENETIC RESOURCES | CUBA | ECOSYSTEME | CONSERVATION DE LA NATURE | ARBUSTE | PLANTE LIGNEUSE | ARBRE | ESPECE EN DANGER | RESSOURCE GENETIQUE | CUBA In: Brenesia (Costa Rica) (no.47-48) p. 83-92Summary: The ancient province of Camagüey (now the provinces of Camagüey and Ciego de Avila) in Cuba has undergone heavy anthropogenic change since the XVIII century, which has caused a significant loss of the original ecosystems. This paper presents a list of the phanerogamous endemic plants still existing in the territory; this contains 36 species of herbaceous and woody plants, including palms, shrubs and trees, 9 of which are denoted rare, 2 endangered, and one endangered or extinct. An analysis of some evolutionary aspects and an evaluation of the conservation status of the region is also presented.
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The ancient province of Camagüey (now the provinces of Camagüey and Ciego de Avila) in Cuba has undergone heavy anthropogenic change since the XVIII century, which has caused a significant loss of the original ecosystems. This paper presents a list of the phanerogamous endemic plants still existing in the territory; this contains 36 species of herbaceous and woody plants, including palms, shrubs and trees, 9 of which are denoted rare, 2 endangered, and one endangered or extinct. An analysis of some evolutionary aspects and an evaluation of the conservation status of the region is also presented.

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