More about the Organization for Flora Neotropica
The Organization for Flora Neotropica (OFN), established in 1964, is
the only organization with the mission of producing a published inventory
of the plants of the entire New World tropics. This region, the Neotropics,
supports the richest and most poorly known plant communities of any tropical
flora. The main objective of OFN is the production of a Flora of the entire
tropical American region published in a monographic series, Flora Neotropica.
As of 1997, 75 monographs treating 7,346 species of fungi, lichens, mosses,
and seed plants have been published.
In addition to the production of monographs, the goals of OFN are to:
To order any of the Flora Neotropica Monographs still in print, please
contact The New York Botanical
Garden Press at:
Aid botanists in obtaining the facilities needed for their work
Establish collaboration among the world's botanical institutions doing
research on the neotropical flora
Facilitate training of future systematists
Strengthen local herbaria and botanical institutions in Central and South
Promote the protection of natural vegetation in the Neotropics.
- The New York Botanical Garden Press
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 U.S.A.
Phone:  (718) 817-8721
Fax:  (718) 817-8842
Please follow the links below for more
List of Executive
Board Members and other OFN Officers
List of Commission
to the Schedule of Monographs (Phanerogamic Plants)
to the Schedule of Monographs (Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi)
to the Guidelines for Contributors to OFN Monographs