About the Flora


The Flora of the Clarendon Parish Region is a collaborative effort by a committee of biologists to provide an account of the vascular plants of Clarendon Parish and adjacent areas. The Clarendon Parish Botanical Committee includes: Alan R. Franck, Patrick A. Lewis, Andreas Oberli, Philip E. Rose,  Ann Haynes-Sutton, Keron C. St. E. Campbell, and Vaughan A. Turland.


Flora of Jamaica

Jamaica has over 3,600 species of native or naturalized vascular plants. About 1/4 of the flora is endemic. Herbarium specimens documenting the flora of Jamaica reside predominantly within the herbaria at the University of the West Indies (UCWI) and the Institute of Jamaica (IJ). Other herbaria with important holdings of Jamaican plants include the New York Botanical Garden (NY), British Museum of Natural History (BM), Harvard herbaria (A, FH, GH), Smithsonian Institution (US), Kew Gardens (K), Academy of Natural Sciences (PH), Missouri Botanical Garden (MO), Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (FTG), University of Florida (FLAS), Duke University (DUKE), and Botanische Staatssammlung München (M).


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