Austin College and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) are pleased to announce an online flora. This online presentation of Shinners & Mahlerís Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas represents the first major portion of the Texas flora to be available digitally.  Keys, descriptions, and illustrations for more than 2,200 species (nearly 46% of Texas plants) are available in Adobe pdf format.  Extensive introductory materials, color photographs, appendices, glossary, literature cited, and an index are also available onlineóa total of over 1,600 pages.

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Initial online materials are also available for the Illustrated Flora of East Texas project (another Austin College-BRIT collaboration) at:

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Introductory Material & Color Photographs (pgs.1-108)         
Keys to Vascular Plants, Ferns & Similar Plants, Gymnosperms (pgs. 109-209)
Class Dicotyledonae:

Acanthaceae-Fabaceae (pgs. 210-617)

Fabaceae-Zygophyllaceae (pgs. 618-1076)

Class Monocotyledonae (pgs. 1077-1352)
Appendices & Glossary (pgs. 1353-1546)
Literature Cited (pgs. 1457-1524)
Index, List of Families, Iconography, etc. (pgs. 1525-1626)


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