The first major regional flora ever written in Spanish, 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.
Flora Mesoamericana 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. In all, seven volumes will be published between 1994 and 2001.
This project is part of the Faunas and Floras Research Theme.
For further information contact:
Dr Sandy Knapp
The Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD UK
Tel: +44 (0)207 942 5171 Fax: +44 (0)207 942 5529