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

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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
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