By Franklin S. Axelrod
Have you questioned the place a Puerto Rican plant grows, while it plants, the place it comes from? good, this is an annotated record of the vascular vegetation almost immediately discovered growing to be within the wild at the island of Puerto Rico that would be a useful relief to botanists, ecologists, foresters and anyone else drawn to the vegetation of Puerto Rico. right here you will discover the distribution of vascular crops in the island supplied in keeping with a singular scheme that includes either large physiographic parts and particular geographical websites. those are either defined within the textual content and illustrated by means of 3 maps. additionally, you will locate important details at the instances 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 previous few years there were many adjustments within the names of person plant taxa (species, subspecies, and types) and within the alignment of plant households. those alterations are recorded during this paintings in any such method that older medical names in addition to Spanish universal names may be tracked to new accredited ones. due to the fact 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 integrated 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