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Floras, Checklists, and Inventories

Among the many products of the research published by scientists at The New York Botanical Garden are Floras. Floristic publications document and describe the diversity of a given group of plants growing in specific geographic areas. They may be floras of algae, mosses, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms or combinations of these groups. Floras are important because they allow both amateur and professional botanists to identify plants, which is the first step in developing a deeper appreciation of plants and for carrying out research on them. Scientific Floras serve as the basis for field guides. Floras are usually more detailed and contain more biological information than Checklists or Inventories.

NYBG’s Floristic Projects:

Biodiversity Gradients in Obligate Symbiotic Organisms: A Case Study in Lichens in a Global Diversity Hotspot (NSF Dimensions)
Bolete Mushrooms Surveys and Revisions
Bryoflora of Cape Horn Archipelago
Conservation Assessment of Intertidal Vascular Plants of the Hudson River Estuary
First Catalogue of the Flora of Acre, Brazil
Flora of Central Park
Flora of Las Orquídeas National Park
Floristic Exploration in Southeast Asia
Floristic Exploration in Southwestern Amazonia
Floristic Inventory of a Neglected Biodiversity Hotspot: Myanmar’s Northern Forest Complex
Floristic Inventory of the Tapajos National Forest and Amazonia National Park
Identifying Cuba’s Most Vulnerable Plant Species in the Face of Climate Change and Habitat Loss
Lichen Biodiversity of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain
Macrofungi of Costa Rica
Monographia: Open-source Software to Automate Revisionary Systematic Studies
A New Era: Cuban/U.S. Collaboration in Biodiversity Science
The New Manual of Vascular Plants Project by NYBG
New York City EcoFlora
On the Andaquí Trail: Exploration and Conservation of Colombia’s Eastern Andean piedmont
Palms of Vietnam
Plant Diversity in the Montane forest of Pernambuco
Plant, Fungal and Linguistic Diversity of Tafea Province, Vanuatu
Westchester Wilderness Walk, Zofnass Family Preserve
World Flora Online