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An Action Plan To Conserve the Native Plants of Florida


Southeast Environmental Research Program
Florida International University

and

Center for Plant Conservation
St.Louis

Cover art:
Florida's endangered Deeringothamnus pulchellus (beautiful pawpaw or white squirrel-banana) and D. rugelii (Rugel's pawpaw or yellow squirrel-banana), prepared by Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey for the Flora of North America Project, Missouri Botanical Garden.

© 1995 Center for Plant Conservation

[CPC Officers and Trustees] [Participating Institutions]

CONTENTS


PART I: INTRODUCTION

PART II:THE FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT RESOURCE

  1. Pre-settlement vegetation patterns
  2. Current condition of Florida ecosystems
  3. Population viability of Florida plant species
  4. Conclusion: factor interactions

PART III: THE FLORIDA PLANT CONSERVATION PROCESS

  1. The plant conservation community and its objectives
  2. The conservation process
  3. Conservation functions in Florida

PART IV: RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE THE PROCESS

PART V: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

PART VI: LITERATURE CITED

APPENDICES

  1. Appendix A: 179 RARE AND/OR FEDERALLY LISTED PLANT TAXA IN FLORIDA (with key to Appendix A Abbreviations)
  2. Appendix B: Notes for Table 1

ILLUSTRATIONS

FIGURES

Figure 1 General Map of Natural Vegetation of Florida (Davis 1967)

Figure 2 The Plant Conservation Process

TABLES

Table 1. Current and Pre-settlement Areas of 13 Florida Ecosystems (In Hectares)

Table 2. Total Number of Imperiled (G1/G2) or Federally Listed
(Endangered [LE] or Threatened [LT] Plant Taxa by Habitat


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