“The sheer number of rare and endemic taxa described in this volume dramatically underscores the remarkable biodiversity of Florida. . . . We can appreciate and celebrate this latest excellent contribution towards that goal of enumerating and describing the vascular plants of one of the most floristically diverse parts of our continent.”—The Canadian Field-Naturalist
Praise for earlier volumes
“An invaluable source. . . . Wunderlin’s guide brings together his years of work with the flora of Florida.”—Choice
“An extremely valuable reference for professional biologists, naturalists, natural resource managers, and plant lovers.”—Economic Botany
“A monumental undertaking and a definitive and up-to-date treatise on Florida’s dicotyledons. There is a fantastic wealth of information for every family and every species.”—Walter Kingsley Taylor, author of Florida Wildflowers: A Comprehensive Guide
This fifth volume of the Flora of Florida collection continues the definitive and comprehensive identification manual to the Sunshine State’s 4,000 kinds of native and non-native ferns and fern allies, nonflowering seed plants, and flowering seed plants. Volume V contains the taxonomic treatments of 34 families of Florida’s dicotyledons.
Florida has the third most diverse vascular plant flora of any state in the United States, and the Flora of Florida volumes include all indigenous and naturalized taxa currently known to occur within its borders. With keys to family, genus, and species, and with genera and species within each family arranged alphabetically for easy reference, these volumes are the standard reference for botanists, researchers, consultants, and students alike.
Richard P. Wunderlin is professor emeritus of biology at the University of South Florida. Bruce F. Hansen is curator emeritus of biology at the University of South Florida Herbarium. Together, Wunderlin and Hansen have coauthored Flora of Florida, Volumes I–IV, and Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida, third edition. Alan R. Franck is director and curator of the University of South Florida Herbarium. With Richard P. Wunderlin and Bruce F. Hansen, he is coauthor of Flora of Florida, Volume IV, and the Atlas of Florida Plants website.
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