New publication about Cayman Flora celebrated

A new book about plants in the Cayman Islands will be revealed to the public Monday at the National Gallery in Grand Cayman.

Flora of the Cayman Islands by George R. Proctor, former head of the Natural History Division of the Institute of Jamaica, is a revision of his first edition and describes the 415 native taxa, 29 of them uniquely Caymanian, that can be found in the three Cayman Islands.

It was published by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

While still retaining a classic taxonomic approach to describing the Islands’ flora, 250 line illustrations and more than 400 spectacular colour photographs illustrate the majority of species most likely to be encountered.

There will be a celebration of the publication of the new Flora from 6 to 8pm Monday, 22 October, at the National Gallery.

Copies of Flora of the Cayman Islands (G.R. Proctor) and Threatened Plants of the Cayman Islands: The Red List (F.J. Burton) will also be available for sale.

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