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Notes pf Changes in Biodiversity in the Exploited Populations of Cistus Ladanifer L., (Cistaceae) from SW Iberian Peninsula

  • Francisco MG, David GA and Francisco MVP*

    Plant Biodiversity Unit, Spain

    *Corresponding author:Francisco María Vázquez Pard, Plant Biodiversity Unit/ CICYTEX-La Orden/ Ctra Madrid-Lisboa km 372/ 06187 Guadajira (Badajoz, Spain)

Submission: May 13, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022


The traditional exploitation of Cistus ladanifer L. (Cistaceae) species such as medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) was studied for show the biodiversity changes associated to harvest and posterior regeneration. The results show significant increase of the species richness in all conditions with special high first year after harvest (>31 units), and in the Poaceae and Fabaceae families. Also, the geophytes habit increases and the reproductive capacities of the species. Globally the MAP exploitation of C ladanifer is beneficious for the biodiversity of ecosystem.

Keywords: Cistus; Richness; Biodiversity; Aromatic; Medicinal exploitation

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