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Vascular Plants of Arizona Project (VPAP)

Arizona is the third or fourth most floristically rich state in the US with perhaps as many as 3900 species of vascular plants. Over the last 60 years an average of ca. 12 new species records have been reported annually. The first manuals for identifying the plants of the state were Flora of Arizona and New Mexico by Tidestrom & Kittle (1941) and Flowering Plants and Ferns of Arizona by Kearney and Peebles (1942). When the latter, a government publication, was no longer available, the authors revised their book, and the University of California Press republished it under the title of Arizona Flora in 1951. A second edition appeared in 1960 with a supplement provided by J. T. Howell, Elizabeth McClintock and collaborators. A Catalogue of the Flora of Arizona (a checklist of Arizona plants by J. Harry Lehr in 1978), followed, as well two supplements by Lehr and Pinkava (1980, 1982).
Since the latest manual is more than fifty years out-of-date and has no species descriptions, there is an urgent need for a new manual. In 1987, the botanists at the herbarium of Arizona State University and The University of Arizona formed an editorial committee with the intent of producing a new book - Vascular Plants of Arizona. Help was solicited from authorities in various taxonomic groups, and approximately 100 specialists are contributing to the project. It soon became clear that obtaining completed manuscripts from all authors would take many years, thus in 1992 the Editorial Board began publishing completed treatments in the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science. So far seven issues have been published and include species descriptions and maps accompanied by illustrations of some species for each family. Click on this link to view a Sample Treatment of Fagaceae.

INDEX TO FAMILIES OF THE VASCULAR PLANTS OF ARIZONA

Bolded treatments are published in volumes 26(1), 27(2), 29(1), 30(2), 32(1), 33(1), and 35(2) of the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science, or volumes 1, 2, 3, or 5 of CANOTIA. Unbolded entries indicate families with no treatments published to date. Figure numbers refer to illustrations in the “Key to Families of Vascular Plants in Arizona” in issue 35(2).
  • Acanthaceae (Fig. 3)
  • Aceraceae 29(1): 2. 1995. (L. R. Landrum)
  • Adiantaceae (Fig. 1)
  • Agavaceae Part 1. Agave 32(1):1. 1999. (W. Hodgson)
  • Aizoaceae
  • Alismataceae
  • Amaranthaceae (Fig. 4)
  • Anacardiaceae CANOTIA 3(2):13. 2007. (J. Anderson)
  • Apiaceae (Fig. 5)
  • Apocynaceae 27(2):164. 1994. (S. P. McLaughlin)
  • Araceae
  • Araliaceae
  • Arecaceae 32(1):22. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Aristolochiaceae 32(1):24. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Asclepiadaceae 27(2):169. 1994. (E. Sundell)
  • Aspleniaceae
  • Asteraceae (Figs. 6-7)
  • Azollaceae CANOTIA 4(2):31. 2008. (G. Yatskievych and M. D. Windham)
  • Berberidaceae 26(1):2. 1992. (J. E. LaFerriere) (Fig. 9)
  • Betulaceae 33(1):1. 2001. (J. W. Brasher)
  • Bignoniaceae 32(1):26. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Bixaceae 27(2):188. 1994. (W. Hodgson)
  • Blechnaceae CANOTIA 4(2):35. 2008. (G. Yatskievych and M. D. Windham) (Fig. 1)
  • Boraginaceae (Fig. 9)
  • Brassicaceae
  • Bromeliaceae CANOTIA 3(2):23. 2007. (R. Gutierrez)
  • Buddlejaceae 26(1):5. 1992. (E. M. Norman)
  • Burseraceae 32(1):29. 1999. (A. Salywon)
  • Cactaceae Part One. The Cereoid Cacti 29(1):6. 1995. (D. J. Pinkava)
  • Cactaceae Part Two. Echinocactus 29(1):13. 1995. (M. Chamberland)
  • Cactaceae Part Three. Cylindropuntia 32(1):32. 1999. (D. J. Pinkava)
  • Cactaceae Part Four. Grusonia 32(1):48. 1999. (D. J. Pinkava)
  • Cactaceae Part Five. Pediocactus and Sclerocactus 33(1):9. 2001. (K. D. Heil and J. M. Porter)
  • Cactaceae Part Six. Opuntia. 35(2):137. 2003. (D. J. Pinkava).
  • Callitrichaceae 29(1):15. 1995. (J. Ricketson)
  • Campanulaceae
  • Cannabaceae 32(1):53. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Capparaceae (Fig. 8)
  • Caprifoliaceae (Fig. 10)
  • Caryophyllaceae (Fig. 10)
  • Celastraceae 30(2):57. 1998. (J. W. Brasher)
  • Ceratophyllaceae 29(1):17. 1995. (J. Ricketson)
  • Chenopodiaceae (Fig. 9)
  • Clusiaceae
  • Commelinaceae 33(1): 19. 2001. (R. Puente and R. Faden)
  • Convolvulaceae 30(2):61. 1998. (D. F. Austin)
  • Cornaceae
  • Crassulaceae 27(2):190. 1994. (R. Moran)
  • Crossosomataceae 26(1):7. 1992. (C. Mason)
  • Cucurbitaceae (Fig. 10)
  • Cupressaceae 27(2):195. 1994. (J. Bartel)
  • Cuscutaceae
  • Cyperaceae (Fig. 18)
  • Dennstaedtiaceae CANOTIA 4(2):38. 2008. (G. Yatskievych and M. D. Windham) (Fig. 1)
  • Dipsaceae 27(2):201. 1994. (J. E. LaFerriere)
  • Dryopteridaceae (Fig. 1)
  • Elaeagnaceae
  • Elatinaceae
  • Ephedraceae (Fig. 2)
  • Equisetaceae CANOTIA 4(2):41. 2008. (G. Yatskievych and M. D. Windham)
  • Ericaceae CANOTIA 4(2):21. 2008. (J. Anderson) (Fig. 11)
  • Euphorbiaceae Part 1. Acalypha and Cnidoscolus 29(1):18. 1995. (G. A. Levin)
  • Fabaceae (Figs. 12-13)
  • Fagaceae 27(2):203. 1994. (L. R. Landrum)
  • Fouquieriaceae 32(1):55. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Fumariaceae 33(1):27. 2001. (S. Holiday and A. Perez)
  • Garryaceae 33(1):31. 2001. (R. Puente and T. F. Daniel)
  • Gentianaceae 30(2):84. 1998. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Geraniaceae (Fig. 14)
  • Grossulariaceae
  • Haloragaceae
  • Hippuridaceae 29(1): 25. 1995. (J. Ricketson)
  • Hydrangeaceae
  • Hydrocharitaceae
  • Hydrophyllaceae (Fig. 14)
  • Iridaceae Part One. Sisyrinchium 27(2):215. 1994. (A. F. Cholewa and D. M. Henderson)
  • Iridaceae Part Two. Iris and Nemastylis 33(1):35. 2001. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Isoetaceae CANOTIA 5(1):27-29. (G. Yatskievych & M. D. Windham)
  • Juglandaceae 27(2):219. 1994. (J. E. LaFerriere)
  • Juncaceae (Fig. 19)
  • Juncaginaceae
  • Key to Families of Vascular Plants in Arizona 35(2):88. 2003. (D. J. Keil)
  • Krameriaceae 32(1): 57. 1999. (B. B. Simpson and A. Salywon)
  • Lamiaceae Part One. Agastache, Hyptis, Lamium, Leonurus, Marrubium, Monarda, Monardella, Nepeta, Salazaria, Stachys, Teucrium, and Trichostema. 35(2):151. 2003. (C. M. Christy et al..)
  • Lemnaceae 26(1):10. 1992. (E. Landolt)
  • Lennoaceae 27(2):220. 1994. (G. Yatskievych)
  • Lentibulariaceae
  • Liliaceae (Fig. 19)
  • Linaceae
  • Loasaceae 30(2): 96. 1998. (C. M. Christy)
  • Lythraceae
  • Malpighiaceae
  • Malvaceae Part One. all genera except Sphaeralcea 27(2):222. 1994. (P. A. Fryxell)
  • Marsileaceae CANOTIA 5(1):28-30. (G. Yatskievych & M. D. Windham)
  • Martyniaceae CANOTIA 3(2):26. 2007. (R. Gutierrez)
  • Meliaceae
  • Menispermaceae 27(2):237. 1994. (J. E. LaFerriere)
  • Menyanthaceae 33(1):38. 2001. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Monotropaceae 26(1):15. 1992. (E. Haber)
  • Molluginaceae 30(2):112. 1998. (C. M. Christy)
  • Moraceae
  • Najadaceae
  • Nyctaginaceae (Fig. 14)
  • Nymphaeaceae 29(1): 26. 1995. (J. Ricketson)
  • Oleaceae (Fig. 15)
  • Onagraceae (Fig. 15)
  • Ophioglossaceae
  • Orchidaceae
  • Orobanchaceae
  • Oxalidaceae 30(2):115. 1998. (R. Ornduff and M. Denton)
  • Papaveraceae 30(2):120. 1998. (G. B. Ownbey with contributions by J. W. Brasher and C. Clark)
  • Passifloraceae 33(1):41. 2001. (J. M. MacDougal)
  • Phytolaccaceae 33(1):46. 2001. (V. Steinmann)
  • Pinaceae
  • Plantaginaceae 32(1):62. 1999. (K. D. Huisinga and T. J. Ayers)
  • Platanaceae 27(2):238. 1994. (J. E. LaFerriere)
  • Plumbaginaceae
  • Poaceae (Fig. 20)
  • Polemoniaceae CANOTIA 1:1-37. 2005. (D. Wilken and M. Porter)
  • Polygalaceae
  • Polygonaceae (Fig. 15)
  • Polypodiaceae CANOTIA 5(1):31-34. (G. Yatskievych & M. D. Windham)(Fig. 1)
  • Pontederiaceae 30(2):133. 1998. (C. N. Horn)
  • Portulacaceae CANOTIA 2(1):1. 2006. (A. Bair, M. Howe, D. Roth, R. Taylor, T. Ayers, and R. W. Kiger
  • Potamogetonaceae
  • Primulaceae 26(1):17. 1992. (A. F. Cholewa) (Fig. 16)
  • Psilotaceae CANOTIA 3(2):32. 2007 (R. Gutierrez)
  • Pyrolaceae 26(1):22. 1992. (E. Haber)
  • Rafflesiaceae 27(2):239. 1994. (G. Yatskievych)
  • Ranunculaceae (Fig.15)
  • Resedaceae
  • Rhamnaceae CANOTOA 2(1):23. 2006. (K. Christie, M. Currie, L. Smith Davis, M. Hill, S. Neal, and T. Ayers)
  • Rosaceae Part One. Rubus. 33(1):50. 2001. (J. W. Brasher)
  • Rubiaceae 29(1):29. 1995. (L. Dempster and E. T. Terrell) (Fig. 16)
  • Ruppiaceae
  • Rutaceae
  • Salicaceae Part One. Populus 26(1):29. 1992. (J. E. Eckenwalder)
  • Salicaceae Part Two. Salix 29(1):39. 1995. (G. W. Argus)
  • Santalaceae 27(2):240. 1994. (J. E. LaFerriere)
  • Sapindaceae 32(1):76. 1999. (A. Salywon)
  • Sapotaceae 26(1):34. 1992. (L. R. Landrum)
  • Saururaceae 32(1):83. 1999. (C. T. Mason, Jr.)
  • Saxifragaceae 26(1):36. 1992. (P. Elvander) (Fig. 16)
  • Scrophulariaceae (Fig. 17)
  • Selaginellaceae CANOTIA 5(1):35-39. (G. Yatskievych & M. D. Windham)
  • Simaroubaceae 32(1):85. 1999. (J. W. Brasher)
  • Simmondsiaceae 29(1):63. 1995. (J. Rebman)
  • Solanaceae Part One. Datura. 33(1):58. 2001. (R. Bye)
  • Solanaceae Part Two. Solanum. CANOTIA 5(1):1-16. 2009 (L.R. Landrum et al.)
  • Solanaceae Part Three. Lycium. CANOTIA 5(1):17-26. 2009 (F. Chiang & L.R. Landrum)
  • Sparganiaceae 33(1):65. 2001. (J. Ricketson)
  • Sterculiaceae
  • Tamaricaceae
  • Thelypteridaceae CANOTIA 5(1):40-49. (G. Yatskievych & M. D. Windham)
  • Tiliaceae
  • Typhaceae 33(1):69. 2001. (J. Ricketson)
  • Ulmaceae 35(2):170. 2003. (J. W. Brasher)
  • Urticaceae 26(1):42. 1992. (D. Boufford)
  • Valerianaceae
  • Verbenaceae (Fig. 17)
  • Violaceae JANAS 33(1):73. 2001. (R. J. Little)
  • Viscaceae 27(2):241. 1994. (F. G. Hawksworth and D. Wiens)
  • Vitaceae
  • Zannichelliaceae
  • Zygophyllaceae (Fig. 17)

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