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Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County
4th Edition

[Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County, 4th Edition by Jon P. Rebman and Michael G. Simpson] Introduction

This is the fourth edition of the Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County (here referred to as simply the “Checklist”), which catalogs all native and naturalized vascular plants known to occur in San Diego County, California, U.S.A. (Note that "naturalized" refers to non-native plants that grow, persist, and reproduce in natural, non-cultivated habitats.)

This and previous editions of the Checklist (Simpson et al. 1995, 1996; Simpson and Rebman 2001) function to update A Flora of San Diego County, California (Beauchamp 1986). The need for this Checklist arose with the publication of The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (Hickman 1993, here referred to as “The Jepson Manual”), which brought numerous nomenclatural changes to our County's flora. In addition, a great number of taxa new to the County have been discovered since the 2001 (third) edition and many misidentifications have been corrected.

This online version also incorporates updates, corrections, and additions made since the publication of the print version. A list of these corrections is included as an appendix on this site.


Table of Contents

Preface — Philosophy, explanation of taxonomic choices and symbols
   Alphabetical Listing of Families
   Group Listing of Families
   Format and Symbols Used
   Examples of Checklist Taxa

San Diego County Vascular Plant Checklist
   Appendix I — Taxa not documented with herbarium vouchers
   Environmental Listings — (CNPS Inventory codes and Natural Diversity Database symbols)
   Literature Cited (in Preface and Documented Checklist)



Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County
by Jon P. Rebman and Michael G. Simpson
San Diego Natural History Museum and San Diego State University
may be purchased from
     San Diego Natural History Museum Store
     California Native Plant Society

Checklist of the Vascular Plants of San Diego County, 4th Edition
©2006 by Jon P. Rebman and Michael G. Simpson
ISBN 0-918969-05-0

© 2001 by Michael G. Simpson and Jon P. Rebman
© 1996 by Michael G. Simpson, Scott C. McMillan, Brenda L. McMillan, Judy Gibson, and Jon P. Rebman.
©1995 by Michael G. Simpson, Scott C. McMillan, and Brenda L. Stone.

This material may not be reproduced or resold.

For correspondence, write to:
Dr. Jon Rebman, San Diego Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 121390, San Diego, CA 92112-1390
Email: jrebman@sdnhm.org)
    or to:
Dr. Michael G. Simpson, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4614
Email: msimpson@sunstroke.sdsu.edu