About the Book The Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Alabama presents the first comprehensive statewide checklist of vascular plants for Alabama in over 100 years. Despite numerous county-level and regional plant checklists, Alabama has lacked a comprehensive and modern checklist or flora of since Charles Mohr’s 1901 publication of Plant Life of Alabama. This compilation is based on thousands of voucher collections made primarily by the authors over decades of field work in the state. This annotated checklist of vascular plants includes notes on rarity, nativity and selected synonyms. The combined total of 3,743 species and 1,120 genera in 204 families indicates considerable floristic variety and elevates Alabama high among states with great overall plant diversity. As plant research and discovery in Alabama continues forward, this list will serve as a baseline for understanding the diversity of plant life in the state and will prove useful to botanists, conservation biologists, ecologists and anyone interested in or working on vascular plants in Alabama.
About the AuthorsAlvin R. Diamond, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Biology at Troy University, Curator of the Troy Herbarium (TROY) and Director of the Troy Arboretum, Troy, AL.
Steven Ginzbarg is Collections Manager of The University of Alabama Herbarium (UNA), Tuscaloosa, AL.
Curtis J. Hansen is Curator of the John D. Freeman Herbarium (AUA) at Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Robert R. Haynes is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama and Director Emeritus of Herbarium (UNA), Tuscaloosa, AL.
Brian R. Keener is Associate Professor of Biology at the University of West Alabama and Director and Curator of the Herbarium (UWAL), Livingston, AL.
Robert Kral is Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Michel G. Lelong is Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL.
Daniel D. Spaulding is Curator of Collections at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL.
Michael Woods is Professor of Botany at Troy University and Curator of the Troy Herbarium (TROY), Troy, AL.