Plant Diversity of Central French Guiana|
This specimen database of flowering plant collections is part of a larger project
designed to document the fungal and plant diversity of central French Guiana.
The ultimate goal of our project is to provide the fungal and plant inventories
needed for understanding the evolution and ecological relationships of the fungi,
plants, and animals that inhabit this, one of the last tropical wilderness areas
of the world. We hope that the information we provide will supply the data needed
to convince local authorities to protect central French Guiana in biological reserves
large enough to ensure the continuance of this magnificent ecosystem.
The flowering plant database is vouchered by specimens housed mostly in the herbaria of ORSTOM-Cayenne in French
Guiana (CAY) and The New York Botanical Garden (NY). This database (which does not include the ferns) serves as the basis for the
Guide to the Vascular Plants of Central French Guiana.
Additions and corrections to this database should be reported to the project
director: Dr. Scott A. Mori, Director, Institute
of Systematic Botany, The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York 10458-5126
Made possible by the generous funding of
the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation and the Beneficia Foundation
To search the database by the name of the plant (family, genus, species, or subspecific epithet), author, collector, collector number, barcode number, or type status, use the Basic Search box below. To search one or more specific fields in the database, choose the Detailed Search.