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:

  1. Aid botanists in obtaining the facilities needed for their work

  3. Establish collaboration among the world's botanical institutions doing research on the neotropical flora

  5. Facilitate training of future systematists

  7. Strengthen local herbaria and botanical institutions in Central and South America

  9. Promote the protection of natural vegetation in the Neotropics.
To order any of the Flora Neotropica Monographs still in print, please contact The New York Botanical Garden Press at:


The New York Botanical Garden Press
Bronx, NY 10458-5126 U.S.A.
Phone: [1] (718) 817-8721
Fax: [1] (718) 817-8842

Please follow the links below for more information.

OFN Homepage
Annual Meeting Information
List of Executive Board Members and other OFN Officers
List of Commission Members
Introduction to the Schedule of Monographs (Phanerogamic Plants)
Introduction to the Schedule of Monographs (Cryptogamic Plants and Fungi)
Introduction to the Guidelines for Contributors to OFN Monographs