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Regional Overview of Mexico
Table 25. Approximate percentage of Mexican endemism in some families of flowering plants
Family
Genera %
Species %
Cactaceaea 36 72
Rubiaceaea 14 69
Compositaeb 14 66
Orchidaceaec 8 35
Gramineaed 6 30
Malvaceaee 5 48
Leguminosaef 2 52
Burseraceae 20 89
Bignoniaceae 0 1
Hernandiaceae 0 0
Taxaceae 0 100
Lacandoniaceae 100 100
     
Sources:
a Values obtained by sampling.
b Turner and Nesom, pers. comm.
c Soto-Arenas 1988.
d Valdés-Reyna and Cabral-Cordero 1993.
e Fryxell 1988.
f M. Sousa, pers. comm.