By Franklin S. Axelrod
Have you puzzled the place a Puerto Rican plant grows, whilst it vegetation, the place it comes from? good, this is an annotated record of the vascular vegetation shortly came upon starting to be within the wild at the island of Puerto Rico that might be a useful relief to botanists, ecologists, foresters and anybody else drawn to the plant life of Puerto Rico. right here you can find the distribution of vascular vegetation in the island supplied in line with a unique scheme that comes with either large physiographic components and particular geographical websites. those are either defined within the textual content and illustrated by way of 3 maps. additionally, you will locate necessary details at the occasions of flowering, fruiting, and spore construction for every plant and likewise references for every one to fresh monographs on Puerto Rican vegetation the place a fuller description of every may be found.
In the earlier few years there were many alterations within the names of person plant taxa (species, subspecies, and forms) and within the alignment of plant households. those adjustments are recorded during this paintings in one of these manner that older medical names in addition to Spanish universal names could be tracked to new authorized ones. in view that there's a lot overlap of the Puerto Rican flowers with that of different Caribbean islands and parts, those nomenclatural adjustments may also be of use to researchers operating in these areas.
This record covers 2909 taxa which are incorporated in 1053 genera and 210 households. of those taxa 2335 (80.2%) are local and 574 (19.7%) are unique; of the local ones, 243 (10.4%) are endemic.
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A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Puerto Rico by Franklin S. Axelrod