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 Welcome to the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Americas website!

                               ¡Bienvenido ~ Bem-vindo ~ Bienvenue ~ Welkom!

This website contains the first integrated assessment of all known native species of vascular plants in the Americas. It includes 124,993 species in 6,227 genera, and 355 families. The species number corresponds to 33% of the 383,671 vascular plant species known globally.

The list includes a collated dataset of accepted names of native vascular plant species from 12 geographic areas: North America north of Mexico (continental United States, Canada, surrounding islands, and Greenland), Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas (French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname), Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Southern Cone (Cono Sur: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay), and the West Indies. The list was compiled from published sources by the authors and collaborators including catalogues, checklists, and two large ongoing flora projects.

This list is a work in progress and updates and corrections will be done regularly and posted on this website.

We welcome comments and feedback, and extend an invitation to contributors.

Reference: Carmen Ulloa Ulloa, Pedro Acevedo-Rodríguez, Stephan Beck, Manuel J. Belgrano, Rodrigo Bernal, Paul E. Berry, Lois Brako, Marcela Celis, Gerrit Davidse, Rafaela C. Forzza, S. Robbert Gradstein, Omaira Hokche, Blanca León, Susana León-Yánez, Robert E. Magill, David A. Neill, Michael Nee, Peter H. Raven, Heather Stimmel, Mark T. Strong, José L. Villaseñor, James L. Zarucchi, Fernando O. Zuloaga, Peter M. Jørgensen. 2017. An Integrated Assessment of the Vascular Plants Species of the Americas. Science 358: 1614-1617. doi/10.1126/science.aao0398

*Contact: carmen.ulloa@mobot.org

Suggested citation for this website: C. Ulloa Ulloa et al. (2017 onwards). Vascular Plants of the Americas website. Tropicos, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. [http://www.tropicos.org/Project/VPA: day, month, year].

Map source: XZise, Wikimedia Commons.

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