by Michael J. Balick, Michael H. Nee, and Daniel E. Atha
This title is volume 85 of Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden. This checklist presents 209 families, 1219 genera, and 3408 species of native and naturalized vascular plants known from Belize. Taxa known only from cultivation are presented in a separate section at the end of each family. This work also provides useful information about habitat and local names and uses; a description of the geography, climate, and vegetation of Belize; a history of botanical studies in Belize; an outline of the classification and family sequence employed in the organization of the checklist; and a thorough index of scientific and vernacular names.