This is a new file opened on April 27, 2011, for the compilation of the flora of the Michael Kudish Natural History Preserve in Stamford, New York, and for the Dry Brook Valley above Arkville, New York. The two floras can thus be easily compared. This file is placed in the CATSKILL directory.
The abbreviation in the first column, NHP, indicates that the species has been found at the Natural History Preserve. The abbreviation in the second column, DBV, indicates that the species has been found in the Dry Brook Valley. A dashed line --- indicates that the species has not yet been found.
One asterisk * preceding the scientific name indicates that the species is naturalized from Eurasia and is therefore not native. Two asterisks ** preceding the scientific name indicates that the species is native to other portions of North America, planted here, and possibly escaped.
If the plant is present, but needs positive identification, the ? is used, e.g. NHP?. For the less common species on the Natural History Preserve, the number or letter of the nearest landmark is supplied. For the less common species in the Dry Brook Valley, the field notes page number is supplied for easier relocation in the field.
The flora of the Natural History Preserve includes the whole watershed that drains the north slopes of Churchill Mountain and the northwest slopes of Utsayantha, i.e. all streams which drain through the Preserve and Goldenheart Unidiversity Farm. The flora is not limited to Preserve boundaries.
The Dry Brook Valley flora includes the whole watershed. On the east, all lands which drain into Dry Brook from Fleischmann, Belleayre, Balsam, Haynes, Eagle, and Big Indian Mountains are included. On the west, all lands which drain into Dry Brook from Doubletop and Graham Mountains, and from “Turner Hollow” and Dry Brook Ridges are included.
This flora is divided into five sections: 1. Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) 2. Ferns, horsetails, and clubmosses 3. Conifers 4. Dicots 5. Monocots Within each section, plant families are arranged alphabetically, rather than phylogenetically, for convenience. Within each genus, the species are also arranged alphabetically.
SECTION 1. BRYOPHYTES Liverwort families are from Conard (1956).