US National Park Service, US Virgin Islands (NPS-USVI)

This collection is based on an inventory of Vascular Plant Inventory of Buck Island from June 11-23, 2001, December 17-21, 2001, and May 17-23, 2002, with effort evenly divided between plant collecting and ecological sampling. The most favorable collecting conditions were met on the December 2001 trip, yet most of the work occurred during times of dormancy for many herbaceous plants. A comprehensive listing would require either more frequent wet-season collecting or a year-round sampling effort. Of the current total of 164 species, 160 were sampled, pressed and identified in our voucher collection.

Reference: Ray, Gary. 2003. Vascular Plant Inventory and Mapping of Buck Island. Buck Island Reef National Monument. St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Contact: Zandy Hillis-Starr, Supervisory Resource Management Specialist (
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 January 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: US National Park Service
Access Rights: Public Domain
Collection Statistics
  • 180 specimen records
  • 123 (68%) georeferenced
  • 175 (97%) identified to species
  • 52 families
  • 133 genera
  • 155 species
  • 158 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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