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Type: Article
Published: 2018-04-24
Page range: 56–62
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Pachyphytum rogeliocardenasii (Crassulaceae), a new species from northwestern Querétaro, Mexico

Instituto de Ecología, A.C., Centro Regional del Bajío, Av. Lázaro Cárdenas 253, Col. Centro, Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México. C. P. 61600.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Biología, Departamento de Botánica, Herbario Nacional (MEXU), Apartado postal 70-367, 04510 Cd. México, México.
Arroyo Seco sect. Diostostemon sect. Ixiocaulon Eudicots


Pachyphytum (Crassulaceae) is a genus of perennial plants with ca. 20 species endemic to central Mexico. Pachyphytum rogeliocardenasii is described here as a new species. It is compared to P. garciae, which is morphologically similar. The new species is endemic to the northwestern region of the state of Querétaro where it was found on limestone walls. It is assigned the category of endangered (EN).