By Franklin S. Axelrod
Have you puzzled the place a Puerto Rican plant grows, while it plants, the place it comes from? good, this is an annotated list of the vascular vegetation shortly discovered becoming within the wild at the island of Puerto Rico that would be a useful reduction to botanists, ecologists, foresters and anybody else attracted to the plant life of Puerto Rico. the following you can find the distribution of vascular crops in the island supplied in response to a singular scheme that comes with either huge 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 invaluable details at the instances of flowering, fruiting, and spore creation for every plant and in addition references for every one to contemporary monographs on Puerto Rican vegetation the place a fuller description of every may be found.
In the prior 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 alterations are recorded during this paintings in this type of method that older medical names in addition to Spanish universal names may be tracked to new authorised ones. because there's a lot overlap of the Puerto Rican plant life with that of different Caribbean islands and components, those nomenclatural alterations can also be of use to researchers operating in these areas.
This list 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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