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Abstract

Cervantesiaceae: new record of a naturalized family for the Flora of Mexico.

Abstract

We register for the first time in Mexico the naturalized species Acanthosyris glabrata (family Cervantesiaceae), a hemiparasitic tree only known from northwestern South America. We provide information about its habitat and present an illustration of the species. We propose a hypothesis of maritime commerce between Ecuador and Mexico to account for the presence of the taxon in western Mexico, in an area 3500 km away from its original known distribution.