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The main sources of  taxonomic  nomenclature are the Catalogue of  Seed Plants of the West Indies by Pedro Acevedo-Rodr√≠guez and Mark T. Strong referred to as the Catalogue, Howard's Flora of the Lesser Antilles referred to as FLA, and Franklin S. Axelrod's A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Puerto Rico referred to as F. Axelrod.

The images of wild flowering plants and gymnosperms are often not of a single specimen. Rather they represent appearances of the species throughout its local range and life-cycle. Although this leads to the risk of mixture of similar species, I have minimized errors by making a complete set of independently-checked, (mainly at UPRRP) vouchered herbarium collections. I am confident that there will be relatively few errors but when you find them please let me know.  Ruler is mm and cm unless otherwise stated.

In the description a vegetation class is ususally mentioned, for example lower montane rainforest. A brief description of each is in this document

Images of ferns are often under a location heading such as "Descartiers trail".
Those images are of a single specimen or localized population.

The cultivated species albums are not based on herbarium specimens and given the number of cultivars and hybrids involved, there will be some mistakes.  I am especially keen to record the old-fashioned comestible varieties, some of which are becoming much less common.  Not all internationally used common names are included. The best way to look for a species might be to use the search page. I have not included wild species that are occasionally planted such as Melocactus intortus.

The local medicinal album is based on contacts with local practitioners and more information will gradually be added. One of the problems is that different practioners use the same plants in quite different ways.