Part of the first major regional flora ever written in Spanish, this volume covers fern and fern allies growing in the south easternmost states of Mexico and the Central American republics.
Flora Mesoamericana is the largest fern flora ever published. It describes, for the first time, all the vascular plants growing in the south easternmost states of Mexico, including the Yucatan Peninsula, and all the Central American republics.
Included are 32 families, 136 genera and 1382 species, of which 138 species were first discovered, named and described in the ten years prior to publication.
Covered in this volume are Psilotaceae, Salviniaceaeare, Pteridaceae, Thelypteridaceae, Lomariopsidaceae, Polypodiaceae and Grammitidaceae.
Volumes one and six are available to order from our co-publisher the Missouri Botanical Garden Press. For details of how to contact them, please visit Publishing partners.
The book is edited by Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa and Sandra Knapp.
Sandra Knapp is an internationally respected botanist and an expert in the taxonomy and phylogeny of the nightshade family. She is currently a Researcher in the Department of Botany at the Natural History Museum, and is actively involved in improving the public understanding of science. Sandra is the author of several books on botany and its history, including the The Gilded Canopy and the award-winning Potted Histories.
Flora Mesoamericana is a collaborative effort of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Instituto de Biología of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Natural History Museum in London.
It describes, for the first time, all the vascular plants growing in the southernmost states of Mexico, including the Yucatán Peninsula, and all the Central American republics.
UNAM published the first volume, Volume 6: Alismataceae a Cyperaceae, in March 1994, and Volume 1: Psilotaceae a Salviniaceae was published in November 1995.