Flora of Arabia

Describing the plants of the Arabian Peninsula & Socotra

The Flora of Arabia will contain definitive descriptions of the 3500 – 4000 plant species in the Arabian Peninsula countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen (including Socotra), Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.

CMEP staff edit and produce technical descriptions for the Flora of Arabia. Gathering data for the Flora program requires regular expeditions to the Arabian Peninsula. Since 1996, CMEP over 50 CMEP surveys have collected the necessary data to describe the complex plants, habitats and environments of the Arabian Peninsula. This data can be used for environmental impact assessments, habitat monitoring, climate change studies and restoration projects.

Two volumes of the Flora are currently published. Volume I was published in 1996 and covered pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperm families from Casuarinaceae to Neuradaceae. Volume V part I contains all 470 grass species (Poaceae), and was published in September 2007.

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Yemen, Socotra, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait

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