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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online
The Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online (FIFK) provides data on more than 1000 vascular plants in the Florida Keys sections of Monroe and Miami-Dade counties, Florida. It is a project under the Floristic Inventory of South Florida and is linked to the data contained therein. It was first launched in 2007 and has been continuously updated since that time; it is underpinned by more the 16,000 occurrence records derived from published and previously unpublished data, and original research by IRC staff members and our colleagues. The FIFK functions as both a scientific repository and a user-friendly tool to aid in learning about, conserving, and restoring the native flora of the Florida Keys. Information and images are provided not only on the vascular plants themselves, but on their history of discovery in the Florida Keys, and their distribution within the more than 30 protected areas in the region. Each native plant species has been ranked using a modification of the NatureServe ranking system, and additional conservation information is added where possible. Our primary goals are to prevent local extinctions, restore depleted populations and ecosystems, and improve the conservation system upon which the native flora depends. For how to cite and a history of the FIFK click here.
How to use the FIFK Database:
By Clicking: You will get:
Plants of the Florida Keys A list of all the taxa reported for the Florida Keys.
Plants by Conservation Area A list of all the taxa reported for a specific Conservation Area.
Plants by Habitat A list of all the taxa reported for a specific Habitat.
Quick Search You can quickly search the database by scientific name or common name.
Advanced Search Using the advanced search options you can produce a list of taxa by a variety of criteria including native status, habit, and plant family.