The Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra

The Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra covers seven countries including Saudi Arabia, Yemen (including the Soqotra Archipelago), Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. It contains 3500 - 4000 species including naturalised alien species.

Volume I was published in 1996 and covered pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperm families from Casuarinaceae to Neuradaceae according to the Englerian taxonomic system. Volume V part 1 was published in September 2007. This volume contains all the grasses (Poaceae), a total of 470 taxa with 65 line drawings. These two volumes represent about 25% of the total flora.

These two previously published volumes are now available electronically as PDFs which can be downloaded by Family. The text has not been changed since the original publication and is reproduced as written (vers.1). The only difference from the printed version is the page numbering which now starts at 1 for each family.

The text has been prepared in it's online format by Sabina Knees, Stuart Lindsay, Barbara Mackinder and Lorna MacKinnon.

These families are currently being updated following APG III and will be made available for download at a later date (vers.2). It is unlikely that any more of the originally planned printed volumes will be published, but further families will be added and become available once edited.

Citations

For vers.1 (excluding Gramineae) please use citation: Miller, A.G & Cope, T.A. (eds) (1996) Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra vol.1. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

For vers.1 Gramineae please use citation: Cope, T.A. (2007) Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra vol.5.1. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

For vers.2 please use citation:

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Flora of the Arabian Peninsula and Socotra

Preface

Introduction

Pteridophyta vers.1  vers.2


Acrostichaceae 

Actiniopteridaceae 

Adiantaceae

Aspleniaceae 

Dennstaedtiaceae 

Dryopteridaceae

Equisetaceae 

Marsileaceae 

Oleandraceae 

Ophioglossaceae

Parkeriaceae 

Polypodiaceae 

Psilotaceae 

Pteridaceae 

Selaginellaceae 

Thelypteridaceae 

Woodsiaceae


Gymnospermae  vers.1  vers.2


Cupressaceae 

Ephedraceae


Angiospermae


Acanthaceae

Aizoaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Amaranthaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Amaryllidaceae

Anacardiaceae

Annonaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Apocynaceae

Araceae

Araliaceae

Aristolochiaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Asclepiadaceae - see Apocynaceae

Balsaminaceae

Barbeyaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Basellaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Begoniaceae

Berberidaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Bignoniaceae

Bombacaceae

Boraginaceae

Burseraceae

Buxaceae

Cactaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Campanulaceae

Cannabaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Capparaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Caprifoliaceae

Caryophyllaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Casuarinaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Celastraceae

Ceratophyllaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Chenopodiaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Cistaceae

Combretaceae

Commelinaceae

Compositae

Convolvulaceae

Crassulaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Cruciferae  vers.1  vers.2

Cucurbitaceae

Cynomoriaceae

Cyperaceae

Dipsacaceae

Ebenaceae

Elaeagnaceae

Elatinaceae

Ericaceae

Euphorbiaceae

Flacourtiaceace

Frankeniaceae

Fumariaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Gentianaceae

Geraniaceae

Gramineae  vers.1  vers.2

Guttiferae  vers.1  vers.2

Gymnosperms

Hydnoraceae  vers.1  vers.2

Hydrocharitaceae

Iridaceae

Juglandaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Juncaceae

Labiatae

Lauraceae  vers.1  vers.2

Leguminosae

Lemnaceae

Lentibulariaceae

Liliaceae

Linaceae

Loasaceae

Loganiaceae

Loranthaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Lythraceae

Magnoliaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Malpighiaceae

Malvaceae

Meliaceae

Melianthaceae

Menispermaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Molluginaceae

Moraceae  vers.1  vers.2

Moringaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Musaceae

Myricaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Myrsinaceae

Myrtaceae

Najadaceae

Neuradaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Nyctaginaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Nymphaeaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Ochnaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Oleaceae

Onagraceae

Orchidaceae

Orobanchaceae

Oxalidaceae

Palmae

Pandanaceae

Papaveraceae  vers.1  vers.2

Passifloraceae

Pedaliaceae

Piperaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Pittosporaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Plantaginaceae

Plumbaginaceae

Polygalaceae

Polygonaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Portulacaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Potamogetonaceae

Primulaceae

Pteridophytes

Punicaceae

Ranunculaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Resedaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Rhamnaceae

Rhizophoraceae

Rosaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Rubiaceae

Rutaceae

Salicaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Salvadoraceae

Santalaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Sapindaceae

Sapotaceae

Scrophulariaceae

Solanaceae

Sterculiaceae - see Malvaceae

Tamaricaceae

Theaceae

Thymelaeaceae

Tiliaceae

Typhaceae

Ulmaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Umbelliferae

Urticaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Valerianaceae

Velloziaceae

Verbenaceae

Violaceae

Viscaceae  vers.1  vers.2

Vitaceae

Zannichelliaceae

Zingiberaceae

Zygophyllaceae

We would like to acknowledge Martin Pullan and Roger Hyam for their generous help and support with all things database and web-design related for this project.

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Barleria proxima from Oman
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