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VALDES, Adelaida Barreto et al. Aportes al conocimiento de la riqueza florística para la gestion ambiental de la Sierra de Najasa, Camagüey, Cuba. Rodriguésia [online]. 2002, vol.53, n.82, pp.131-145. ISSN 0370-6583.

The more interesting aspects of floristic resources of the Sierra de Najasa, Najasa municipality, Camagüey, Cuba are expressed. The total richness is 132 genera and 167 species in 64 families; this represents 2.5% of Cuban vascular plants in the area. The vegetation map shows the plant communities and the sampling sites. The highest number of species is found in the sites 6, 8 and 11, which are characterized by two kinds of semideciduous forest. Cuban endemics, that were colected, represents the 8.6% of the area flora and the site 7 showed the higher number of endemics. The principal floristic relationship is with the Neotropical flora (32.8%), although 22.5% of species are common to the Caribbean flora and 12.2% to the Antillean flora. 76.3% of the species have potentialities as a natural resource that could be used by man for different purposes.

Keywords : Vascular plants; Sierra de Najasa; Cuba.

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