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Oaks in Puebla: Growing Successes and Failures, and New Research Topics

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Maricela Rodríguez-Acosta, Allen J. Coombes, Carlos A. Contreras-Paredes,
Stephanie Fernández-Velázquez, and Citlali Guevara-González

Published May 2016 International Oaks No. 27: 217–226

Abstract

Continued research and fieldwork has documented 48 oak species in the state of Puebla, Mexico. We present here a brief summary of the presence and distribution of oaks of sections Lobatae and Quercus in Puebla, which show interesting patterns and enable us to better understand their cultivation requirements.

Keywords

oak cultivation, oaks in Mexico

References

Rodríguez-Acosta, M. 2011. Bosques de Quercus o de encinos. In La Biodiversidad en Puebla. Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad. Gobierno del Estado de Puebla, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

Rodríguez-Acosta, M., J.L. Villaseñor, A.J. Coombes, and A.B. Cerón Carpo. 2014. Flora del Estado de Puebla, Mexico. Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla.

Zeferino-Diaz, R., J.C. Hilario-Martínez, M. Rodríguez-Acosta, J. Sandoval-Ramírez, M. A. Fernandez-Herrera. 2015. 22-Oxocholestanes as plant growth promoters. Steroids 8: 126-131.