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Colorado, South-central: San Isabel and Rio Grande National Forests

Brian Elliott

Inventory dates: 1998, 1999

Thesis: Elliott, B. A. 2000. A Vascular Flora of South-Central Colorado, iv + 113 pp.

This represents the thesis project by Brian A. Elliott. Fieldwork was conducted during the summers of 1998 and 1999. The area encompassed the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Culebra Range (Alamosa, Chaffee, Costilla, Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, Pueblo, and Saguache counties) for a total of over 5,000 mi2 ranging in elevation from 4,700 to 14,294 feet. Collected were 20,585 specimens documenting 1,393 unique taxa. Species of conservation concern totaled 44 documented at 145 sites. Also vouchered were 134 exotics including 30 noxious weeds. Funding was provided by the San Isabel National Forest, John Marr Fund, Dr. Thomas Ford (Aven Nelson Fellowship in Systematic Botany), and the University of Wyoming.

Results & Data

Project Area:
5000 mi.2
# of Collections:
# of Taxa Collected:
# of State Records:
# of Sensitive Taxa:
44 (documented from 145 sites)
# of Exotic Taxa:
# of Noxious Weeds:

Project Map:

Map shows the approximate project boundary. Collection sites are displayed as red dots. Click on a dot to view site information and a list of specimens from that site.

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