Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
"Florida, with over 3,800 species of native or naturalized ferns and seed plants, is the third most floristically diverse state in the United States.
"This Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants provides a source of information useful to anyone who has the need to know the distribution of plants within the state. It will also serve as a companion volume for The Guide to Vascular Plants of Florida (1998) and for regional floras, such as Clewell (1985), Long and Lakela (1971), and Wunderlin (1982).
"Records are based on collections in the four major Florida institutional herbaria having the largest holdings of Florida plants: University of Florida (FLAS), Florida State University (FSU), Fairchild Tropical Gardens (FTG), and University of South Florida (USF). Specimens were also examined in the herbaria of the New York Botanical Garden (NY), the Herbaria of Harvard University (A, GH), and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (NCU).
"The documented occurrence of a species in a county is indicated by shading of that county on the maps. The Florida keys consist of the chain of islands from Key Largo to the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas. Politically, they are part of Monroe County, but are phytogeographically distinct. They are mapped separately from mainland Monroe County.
"The knowledge of the flora of any large region will always remain incomplete as new species are discovered and others disappear. Certain counties or areas of the state that previously were sparsely collected will undoubtedly gain the attention of botanists eager to fill in the distributional gaps. The authors welcome specimens to document the occurrence of new distributional records."