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Hawaiian Vascular Plant Updates: A Supplement to the Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai`i and Hawai`i's Ferns and Fern Allies


by Warren L. Wagner, Derral R. Herbst, Nancy Khan, and Tim Flynn

   The electronic version of the Hawaiian Vascular Plant Updates (version 1.3, updated 12 April 2012) provides updates to the two volume book on flowering plants [Wagner, W. L., D. R. Herbst, and S. H. Sohmer. 1999. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai`i, revised edition with supplement by Wagner, W. L. and D. R. Herbst. University of Hawaii Press, 1919 pp. in 2 volumes. (Bishop Museum Special Publication 97)], and to the similar volume on ferns [Palmer, D.D. 2003. Hawai`i's Ferns and Fern Allies. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu].  The tables provide all corrections and additions with relevant literature through February 2012. The formatting and pagination are different than in the published version because we periodically update the differences between the Manual and the information on this website.

   The information, presented in tabular form, comprises an abbreviated listing of nomenclatural and taxonomic name changes, resurrections of taxa from synonymy, records of naturalized species previously undocumented in the Hawaiian Islands, records for naturalized species previously known only in cultivation or as adventives in the Hawaiian Islands, new island or intraisland range extensions of both naturalized and native species, the rediscovery of species presumed extinct or not collected for many years, and the correct names for plants previously misidentified in Hawaiian literature, particularly in the Manual. Most of the entries are based on information published in the Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey and other literature on Hawaiian vascular plants, including other research papers currently in press or soon to be submitted for publication. Also included in the supplement are nomenclatural novelties that have not been published and are in press, submitted, or in late stages of manuscript preparation for publication elsewhere. We do not accept any of them as published here. While we cite the names of unpublished taxa and combinations for completeness, we do not intend to validate any of them here. There are other changes known to us that while included in the following compilation are not always accepted, if so an explanatory statement is given.

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