By Franklin S. Axelrod
Have you questioned the place a Puerto Rican plant grows, whilst it flora, the place it comes from? good, this is an annotated record of the vascular crops almost immediately stumbled on turning out to be within the wild at the island of Puerto Rico that might be a useful reduction to botanists, ecologists, foresters and anyone else drawn to the plant life of Puerto Rico. the following you can find the distribution of vascular vegetation in the island supplied in line with a singular scheme that includes either vast physiographic parts and particular geographical websites. those are either defined within the textual content and illustrated through 3 maps. additionally, you will locate helpful info at the occasions of flowering, fruiting, and spore construction for every plant and likewise references for every one to contemporary monographs on Puerto Rican crops the place a fuller description of every may be found.
In the earlier few years there were many adjustments within the names of person plant taxa (species, subspecies, and kinds) and within the alignment of plant households. those alterations are recorded during this paintings in any such approach that older medical names in addition to Spanish universal names could be tracked to new approved ones. considering that there's a lot overlap of the Puerto Rican flowers with that of alternative Caribbean islands and components, those nomenclatural adjustments may also be of use to researchers operating in these areas.
This record 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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