"A major source of information on the plants of Florida which will be the standard reference for years to come."--Rolla Tryon, professor emeritus of biology, Harvard University
"This important addition to the botanical literature of Florida and the eastern United States will be welcomed by professional and amateur botanists and field biologists throughout the region."--Gil Nelson, Florida State University
Flora of Florida, Volume I, is the first of a proposed eight-volume comprehensive reference to the more than 3,800 vascular plants, native and non-native, known to occur growing wild in the state.
Richard Wunderlin and Bruce Hansen employ standard botanical treatments and keys for all families, genera, and species of the ferns and non-flowering seed plants (for example, pines, cedars, yews) along with descriptions, illustrations, nomenclature, and distribution information—making this the first single volume to contain all pertinent data. Chapters also cover physical setting, vegetation, and botanical exploration. Forthcoming volumes will include systematic treatment of the dicot families (volumes 2 to 6) and the monocot families (volumes 7 and 8).
This invaluable reference provides botanists, both professional and advanced amateur, detailed information on the common and the rare and endangered ferns and non-flowering seed plants growing wild in Florida, a state with the third richest flora in the United States. Researchers, state and federal agencies, university students, and environmental consultants will also value the volume’s comprehensive descriptions, illustrations, and taxonomic nomenclature.
Richard P. Wunderlin, professor of biology at the University of South Florida, is the author of Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida (UPF, 1998), Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central Florida (UPF, 1982), and co-author of the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants CD-ROM.
Bruce F. Hansen, curator of the University of South Florida Herbarium, is co-author of the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants CD-ROM.
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Richard Wunderlin and Bruce Hansen have done a fine job on this flora, and it should serve botanists, foresters, wild plant lovers, conservationists, and others extremely well for many years to come. " - Brittonia
Great news-University Press of Florida has released the first volume of a proposed eight volume references set covering our state's diverse plant life.
"For professionals and advanced amateurs, this volume includes keys, descriptions, line drawings, nomenclature, and distribution information for ferns and non-flowering seed plants such as pines, cedars and yews, growing wild in Florida. [The next volumes] will be required by researchers, agencies, teachers, students and consultants who have anything to do with Florida plants."- Aquaphyte, A Newsletter about Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plants.
"I recommend this meticulously prepared edition to biologists and florists as well as the amateurs interested in the flora of Florida." - ACTA Physiologiae Plantarum
--ACTA Physiologiae Plantarum
"This is a beautiful and scientifically significant book. It will quickly become an essential reference for both students and professionals, or anyone interested in the systematics and biology of ferns of the flora of the southeastern United States. It has been worth the long wait. With the publication of this first volume, the Flora of Florida project has really gotten off to a great start." - Rhodora