Revista de Biología Tropical
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7744
ESPEJO SERNA, Adolfo; LOPEZ-FERRARI, Ana Rosa; JIMENEZ MACHORRO, Rolando e SANCHEZ SALDANA, Luis. Las orquídeas de los cafetales en México: una opción para el uso sostenible de ecosistemas tropicales. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2005, vol.53, n.1-2, pp. 73-84. ISSN 0034-7744.
Orchids from coffee-plantations in Mexico: an alternative for the sustainable use of tropical ecosystems. Life form, endemism, conservation status, and horticultural interest are detailed for orchid species associated to shade coffee-plantations in Mexico. About 11% of the orchid taxa (214 species) found in these agroecosystems are in the Mexican list of species requiring some form of protection. Almost 40% of the species are of horticultural interest. The importance of promoting shaded coffee plantations as an alternative to the conservation of primary plant communities in Mexican and other tropical regions is clear. Long term management plans are recommended. Rev. Biol. Trop. 53(1-2): 73-84.Epub 2005 Jun 24
Palavras-chave : Mexico; orchids; shade-grown coffee; Coffea arabica; tropical ecosystems.