The first major regional flora ever written in Spanish, Flora Mesoamericana is a collaborative effort of the Missouri Botanical Garden, the Instituto de Biologia of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, the Natural History Museum, London, and numerous specialists worldwide. The Flora describes, for the first time, all the vascular plants growing in the five southernmost states of Mexico and all the Central American republics. Hundreds of botanists specializing in tropical taxonomy from around the world are collaborating on this extraordinarily important project.
This volume includes a single family of dicotyledons, Piperaceae, with three genera and 960 species. Of these, 120 species are for the first time scientifically named and described in this volume, and 73 are beautifully illustrated with black and white drawings.