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Plants of the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida

Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

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Abstract

A new survey of the Big Cypress National Preserve shows that the vascular flora consists of 145 families and 851 species. Of these, 72 are listed by the State of Florida as endangered or threatened plants, while many others are on the margins of their ranges. The survey also shows 158 species of exotic plants within the Preserve, some of which imperil native species by competing with them. Finally, we compare the flora of the Big Cypress National Preserve with those of the nearby Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve and the Everglades National Park. Although Big Cypress is less than half the size of Everglades National Park, it has 90% of the native species richness (693 vs. 772).

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Plants of the Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Series title:
Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society
Volume
130
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
119
Last page:
142
Number of Pages:
24