PLANTS OF MACAYA
A collaborative effort is underway between the Société Audubon Haïti, University of Florida and the Ministry of Environment to create an atlas of the flora of Macaya National Park. Thousands of herbaria sheets are being scanned and databased at the Florida Museum of Natural History, available online (see Wercklea hottensis). Additionally, a collection of field photos representing the unique flora of Macaya is being curated for the atlas. This will be the most comprehensive collection of plant images ever completed for Haiti’s most important biodiversity hotspot. Wercklea hottensis © Joel Timyan.