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Floristics & Taxonomy

Giblin, David [1], Legler, Ben [2], Olmstead, Richard [3].

Revising Hitchcock and Cronquist’s Flora of the Pacific Northwest.

The University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum is publishing Flora of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd edition in summer 2018. The new book is a revision of the one-volume field manual originally published in 1973 by C. L. Hitchcock and Art Cronquist. A total of 5,545 taxa are included, with 5,085 terminal taxa treated in the keys. Illustrations are provided for 99% and 85% of the native and exotic species, respectively. The 2nd edition Flora includes nearly 25% more taxa and over 1,300 new illustrations. Because it has been nearly 50 years, since publication of the first edition, taxonomic and nomenclatural changes are extensive: approximately 25% more families, 40% more genera, and 60% new names. The comprehensive regional vascular plant collection at the University of Washington Herbarium, extensive recent field collecting throughout the Pacific Northwest, and access to specimen data from the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database ( served as the foundation for this project. Online tools are being developed to ensure the Flora 2nd edition remains dynamic and responsive to new information about the region's flora as it becomes available.

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1 - University Of Washington, Box 355325, Seattle, WA, 98195, United States
2 - University of Washington, Burke Museum, Box 344325, Seattle, WA, 98195, US
3 - University Of Washington, Biology Department And Burke Museum, Department Of Biology, Seattle, WA, 98155, United States

Pacific Northwest

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 46, Floristics & Taxonomy
Location: 105/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 1:45 PM
Number: 46002
Abstract ID:284
Candidate for Awards:None

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