A suite of new plant records from the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico


  • J.P. Rebman San Diego Natural History Museum
  • S.E. Vanderplank Centro de Investigación Científica, y de Educación Superior de Ensenada and Botanical Research Institute of Texas
  • A.B. Harper Terra Peninsular, A.C.




Ninety-two southernmost plant distribution records were documented on an expedition in 2016 to a remote meadow at the southern end of the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, the highest mountain range in Baja California, Mexico. Among these new records, there are 12 additions to the known high elevation flora. Noteworthy new populations were documented for 14 regionally endemic plants, and several collections of rare or rarely collected taxa were also significant. Our findings suggest that the Santa Rosa Meadow should be targeted for biodiversity conservation efforts, with an emphasis on managed grazing, to support the recovery of rare meadow-endemic taxa.


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How to Cite

Rebman, J., Vanderplank, S., & Harper, A. (2018). A suite of new plant records from the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir, Baja California, Mexico. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 12(1), 229–238. https://doi.org/10.17348/jbrit.v12.i1.928