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Florisitic summary of 'Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada', second edition

Botanical Review

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02857922

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Abstract

The second edition of the Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada by Gleason and Cronquist (1991) is the most recent and up-to-date taxonomic treatment of the flora of that region. Since no floristic summary of the Manual was included in the publication, a computer analysis of the taxonomic data of the Manual was performed in order to generate a floristic summary. Totals of 4285 species, 1091 genera, and 191 families were tabulated. The largest genus was Carex, with 230 species; the largest family was the Asteraceae, with 528 species. Comparisons made with earlier floras of the same region indicated small declines on the order of 10% for these taxonomic groups.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Florisitic summary of 'Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada', second edition
Series title:
Botanical Review
DOI:
10.1007/BF02857922
Volume
62
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1996
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
National Wildlife Health Center
Description:
p. 203-206
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Botanical Review
First page:
203
Last page:
206
Number of Pages:
4