The CIBNOR Herbarium has approximately 17
000 specimen, mainly from South Baja California and its surrounding areas,
including 8 islands from the Gulf of California.
This database includes flora from coastal environments such as coastal
shores and dunes, niter beds, mangrove forests, and rocky cliffs; as well as
from the geographically isolated El Cabo region located in the line of the
tropic which thus receives influence both from the dry tropic and the
Sonorense Desert. The Sierra de la Laguna (2100 m) an important elevation in
the region includes the type of vegetal communities found in the altitudinal
gradient: pine-oak forest, oak forest, low deciduous jungle, sarcocaule
scrub and coastal groupings.
The database, which belongs to SNIB, includes 17 946
curatorial records from 246 families, 1 325 genera and 3 966 species. .