The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist


The Plants of Jordan: An Annotated Checklist

This is the first up to date and comprehensive checklist of the vascular plants of Jordan following the classification of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG III 2009; APG IV 2016).

The book covers 112 families and 2531 species (including ferns and gymnosperms) recorded for Jordan, with at least one specimen for each species cited, A collaboration between the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, this is written by experts from both institutions, and as a result is an authoritative list of plants with correct nomenclature and accepted names.

This will form a standard text for students of taxonomy, ecology, environmental studies and forestry in Jordan and across the Middle East.

Foreword by H.R.H. Princess Basma Bint Ali.


Hatem Taifour is Head Botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Jordan. Ahmed El-Oqlah is a Professor in the Department of Botany, Yarmouk University, Irbid. Jordan. Shahina A. Ghazanfar is an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She was co-editor of Flora of Tropical East Africa (Kew Publishing) and is an editor and author of Flora of Iraq (Kew Publishing).