Illustrated Texas Floras Project

Illustrated Texas Floras Project

Research Team

Barney L. Lipscomb

Dorothea Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany, Head of BRIT Press

Brooke Byerley Best, Ph.D.

Editor, Botanist, & Living Roof Coordinator

A book series published by BRIT provides a detailed and fully illustrated inventory of native and naturalized plant species for major regions of Texas. These books provide solid science as well as information useful to "user communities," including ranchers, foresters, farmers, Agricultural Extension Agents, horticultural producers, Master Gardeners, homeowners, and developers.  George Diggs (Austin College) is primary author, with BRIT associates Barney Lipscomb, Robert O'Kennon, and Robert George (Project Coordinator), and Monique Dubrule Reed (Texas A&M). 

* "Shinners & Mahler's Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas"  Publication in 1999 set the standard and format for the series.  

* "Illustrated Flora of East Texas, Vol. 1" (ferns, gymnosperms, and monocots) was published in 2006.  Dicots will follow in Vol. 2 (ca 2011) and Vol. 3 (ca. 2013). Geographic coverage of 87 counties; a checklist of the known East Texas plants includes more than 3000 species. The introduction has discussions of geology and geological history, effects of glaciation on the vegetation, soils, settlement and presettlement history, climate, and it presents extensive information on the Big Thicket and Caddo Lake areas. Also: a distribution map for each species, indices for selection of native species that attract birds, help to foresters in teaching bark, resin, fruit, and twig characteristics of the principal timber species, and a quick guide to the common poisonous and medicinal plants. 

Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas Online

This online presentation of the Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas includes keys, descriptions, and illustrations for numerous species. They are all available here in Adobe PDF format. Extensive introductory materials, color photographs, appendices, glossary, literature cited, and an index can be accessed below - a total of over 1,600 pages.

Introductory Materials

Keys + Ferns & Gymnos

Dicots: Acanthaceae - Euphorbiaceae

Dicots: Fabaceae - Zygophyllaceae

Monocots: Acoraceae - Zannichelliaceae

Appendices & Glossary

References

Index

 

Illustrated Flora of East Texas Online

Austin College and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas are pleased to announce our second online flora. This online presentation of the Illustrated Flora of East Texas includes keys, descriptions, and illustrations for numerous species. They are all available here in Adobe PDF format. Extensive introductory materials, color photographs, appendices, glossary, literature cited, and an index can be accessed below - a total of over 1,500 pages.

Book Contents

Introductory Material

Color Photographs

Taxonomic Keys & Treatments

Appendices & Glossary

Index

Species List, Literature Cites, and Glossary

Volume One - Species List

Volume Two - Species List

Literature Cited

County Listing

Ferns & Gymnosperms Manuscript

Glossary