The Flora of Florida Project
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Introduction
Florida, with over 3,800 native or naturalized plant species, has the third largest flora in the United States. Of these, about 4% occur only in Florida. Although much has been written on Florida's plants, no modern single published flora exists for the state. The purpose of the Flora of Florida project is to produce such a flora.
The proposed Flora of Florida will consist of eight volumes. The first volume contains introductory chapters on the physical setting, plant communities, botanical exploration, along with systematic treatments of the ferns and gymnosperms. Volumes two through six will contain the dicotyledonous plants, volumes seven and eight will contain the monocotyledons (grasses, sedges, lilies, palms, etc.).
The Flora of Florida is a collaborative project of the Institute for Systematic Botany of the University of South Florida and Fairchild Tropical Garden. Richard P. Wunderlin and Bruce F. Hansen are Co-editors of the series.
All native and naturalized plants known to occur in the state will be included. Naturalized is defined as those non-native species growing without cultivation and reproducing naturally in the wild. This includes plants that have escaped from cultivation as well as those that have been accidentally introduced. Species will be included in the Flora if an herbarium specimen has been seen to document its occurrence in Florida or if a specimen is cited from Florida in a scientific publication. Published reports of species attributed to Florida that are considered to be erroneous or highly questionable because they are based on misidentified specimen(s) or lack documentation by means of a specimen will be listed as "excluded species" and not formally described. By doing this, we can account for every plant reported for the state.
The families are arranged in an evolutionary sequence with the genera and species within each family arranged alphabetically. Descriptions are given for each family, genus, and species. Illustrations will be provided for at least one species from each genus. The Latinized name, and non-Latinized common names will also be listed for each species. The derivation of the Latinized name is also given. Latinized names used in other publications and considered as synonyms are listed for reference. Pertinent taxonomic references are listed. Habitat information, distribution in the state and globally, and relative abundance in Florida is given for each species. For taxa of limited distribution in Florida, range statements by county are usually given. If a taxon is non-native, the geographic region of nativity is given. The primary flowering season, or sporulating season in the case of ferns, is listed for each species.
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Proposed Synopsis
Click on the volume number to see a complete list of families in that volume.
Volume 1
Introduction, Physical Setting, Vegetation of Florida, Botanical Exploration of Florida, Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms
Volume 2
Nymphaeales through Malpighiales
Volume 3
Oxalidales through Fagales
Volume 4
Myrtales through Solanales
Volume 5
Gentianales through Lamiales
Volume 6
Aquifoliales and Asterales
Volume 7
Alismatales through Zingiberales (excluding the Cyperaceae and the Poaceae)
Volume 8
Cyperaceae and Poaceae
Synopsis of Angiosperm Classification used in the Flora of Florida
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Sequence of Families
Volume 1

Pteridophytes

--Psilotaceae
--Lycopodiaceae
--Selaginellaceae
--Isoetaceae
--Equisetaceae
--Ophioglossaceae
--Osmundaceae
--Schizaeaceae
--Gleicheniaceae
--Hymenophyllaceae
--Pteridaceae
--Vittariaceae
--Dennstaedtiaceae
--Thelypteridaceae
--Dryopteridaceae
--Lomariopsidaceae
--Aspleniaceae
--Nephrolepidaceae
--Blechnaceae
--Polypodiaceae
--Marsileaceae
--Salviniaceae
--Azollaceae
Gymnosperms
--Zamiaceae
--Pinaceae
--Cupressaceae
--Podocarpaceae
--Taxaceae

Volume 2

Nymphaeales

--Nymphaeaceae
--Cabombaceae
Ceratophyllales
--Ceratophyllaceae
Piperales
--Saururaceae
--Piperaceae
Aristolochiales
--Aristolochiaceae
Magnoliales
--Magnoliaceae
--Annonaceae
--Canellaceae
Laurales
--Calycanthaceae
--Lauraceae
Illiciales
--Illiciaceae
--Schisandraceae
Ranunculales
--Ranunculaceae
--Berberidaceae
--Menispermaceae
Papaverales
--Papaveraceae
--Fumariaceae
Proteales
--Platanaceae
--Proteaceae
--Nelumbonaceae
Buxales
--Buxaceae
Vitales
--Vitaceae
Caryophyllales
--Caryophyllaceae
--Molluginaceae
--Phytolaccaceae
--Agdestidaceae
--Petiveriaceae
--Gisekiaceae
--Nyctaginaceae
--Amaranthaceae
--Aizoaceae
--Portulacaceae
--Cactaceae
--Basellaceae
Polygonales
--Droseraceae
--Polygonaceae
--Plumbaginaceae
--Tamaricaceae
Saxifragales
--Crassulaceae
--Iteaceae
--Grossulariaceae
--Hamamelidaceae
--Altingiaceae
--Penthoraceae
--Haloragaceae
Santalales
--Viscaceae
--Olacaceae
Zygophyllales
--Zygophyllaceae
--Krameriaceae
Geraniales
--Geraniaceae
--Staphyleaceae
Celastrales
--Celastraceae
--Parnassiaceae
Malpighiales
--Malpighiaceae
--Linaceae
--Euphorbiaceae
--Clusiaceae
--Rhizophoraceae
--Violaceae
--Flacourtiaceae
--Passifloraceae
--Turneraceae
--Salicaceae
--Chrysobalanaceae

Volume 3

Oxalidales
--Oxalidaceae
Fabales
--Fabaceae
--Polygalaceae
--Surianiaceae
Rosales
--Rosaceae
--Rhamnaceae
--Eleagnaceae
--Ulmaceae
--Celtidaceae
--Cannabaceae
--Moraceae
--Cercropiaceae
--Urticaceae
Cucurbitales
--Cucurbitaceae
--Begoniaceae
Fagales
--Fagaceae
--Betulaceae
--Casuarinaceae
--Myricaceae
--Juglandaceae

Volume 4

Myrtales
--Lythraceae
--Onagraceae
--Myrtaceae
--Melastomataceae
--Combretaceae
Brassicales
--Caricaceae
--Moringaceae
--Bataceae
--Brassicaceae
Malvales
--Malvaceae
--Muntingiaceae
--Cistaceae
--Thymelaeaceae
Sapindales
--Rutaceae
--Meliaceae
--Simaroubaceae
--Burseraceae
--Anacardiaceae
--Sapindaceae
--Picramniaceae
Cornales
--Loasaceae
--Hydrangeaceae
--Cornaceae
Ericales
--Balsaminaceae
--Sapotaceae
--Ebenaceae
--Styracaceae
--Symplocaceae
--Theophrastaceae
--Primulaceae
--Myrsinaceae
--Theaceae
----Clethraceae
--Cyrillaceae
--Ericaceae
--Sarraceniaceae
--Polemoniaceae
Solanales
--Solanceae
--Convolvulaceae
--Boraginaceae
--Hydrophyllaceae
--Hydroleaceae


Volume 5

Gentianales
--Loganiaceae
--Strychnaceae
--Gentianaceae
--Gelsemiaceae
--Rubiaceae
--Apocynaceae
Lamiales
--Oleaceae
--Bignoniaceae
--Plantaginaceae
--Scrophulariaceae
--Buddlejaceae
--Myoporaceae
--Orobanchaceae
--Paulowniaceae
--Lamiaceae
--Verbenaceae
--Avicenniaceae
--Phrymaceae
--Martyniaceae
--Pedaliaceae
--Acanthaceae
--Lentibulariaceae

Volume 6

Aquifoliales
--Aquifoliaceae
Apiales
--Araliaceae
--Apiaceae
--Pittosporaceae
Dipsacales
--Caprifoliaceae
--Adoxaceae
Asterales
--Campanulaceae
--Menyanthaceae
--Goodeniaceae
--Calyceraceae
--Asteraceae

Volume 7

Alismatales
--Araceae
--Alismataceae
--Limnocharitaceae
--Hydrocharitaceae
--Potamogetonaceae
--Ruppiaceae
--Najadaceae
--Zannichelliaceae
--Cymodoceaceae
--Juncaginaceae
Tofieldiales
--Tofieldiaceae
Nartheciales
--Nartheciaceae
Liliales
--Liliaceae
--Uvulariaceae
--Colchicaceae
--Trilliaceae
--Smilacaceae
--Melanthiaceae
--Alstroemeriaceae
Asparagales
--Asphodelaceae
--Hemerocallidaceae
--Hypoxidaceae
--Iridaceae
--Orchidaceae
--Asparagaceae
--Convallariaceae
--Agavaceae
--Hyacinthaceae
--Alliaceae
--Amaryllidaceae
Dioscoreales
--Dioscoreaceae
--Burmanniaceae
Pandanales
--Stemonaceae
Arecales
--Arecaceae
Bromeliales
--Bromeliaceae
Philydrales
--Haemodoraceae
--Pontederiaceae
Commelinales
--Commelinaceae
--Eriocaulaceae
--Xyridaceae
--Mayaceae
Typhales
--Typhaceae
Juncales
--Juncaceae
Zingiberales
--Musaceae
--Heliconiaceae
--Zingiberaceae
--Marantaceae
--Cannaceae

 

Volume 8

Juncales
--Cyperaceae
Poales
--Poaceae

Synopsis of Angiosperm Classification used in the Flora of Florida

Basal Angiosperms

Non-monocot Paleoherbs

--Nymphaeales
--Ceratophyllales
--Piperales
--Aristolochiales
Magnoliid Complex
--Magnoliales
--Laurales
--Illiciales

 

Eudicots

Basal Eudicots

--Ranunculids
----Ranunculales
----Papaverales
--Lower Hamamelids
----Proteales
----Buxales
Core Eudicots
--Basal Core Eudicots
----Vitales
----Caryophyllales
----Polygonales
----Saxifragales
----Santalales
--Rosids
----Basal Rosids
------Zygophyllales
------Geraniales
----Eurosids I
------Celastrales
------Malpighiales
------Oxalidales
------Fabales
------Rosales
------Cucurbitales
------Fagales
----Eurosids II
------Myrtales
------Brassicales
------Malvales
------Sapindales
--Asterids
----Basal Asterids
------Cornales
------Ericales
----Euasterids I
------Solanales
------Gentianales
------Lamiales
----Euasterids II
------Aquifoliales
------Apiales
------Dipsacales
------Asterales

Monocots

Basal Monocots
--Alismatales
--Tofieldiales
--Nartheciales
Liliids
--Liliales
--Asparagales
--Dioscoreales
--Pandanales
Commeliniids
--Arecales
--Bromeliales
--Philydrales
--Commelinales
--Typhales
--Juncales
--Poales
--Zingiberales

 

 
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Publishing Information
The Flora of Florida will be published by the University Press of Florida.
University Press of Florida
15 NW 15th Street Gainsville, Florida 32611
904-392-1351
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