Flora of San Jacinto Mountain
The only published flora of San Jacinto Mountain is for the pine belt and higher elevations (above roughly 5000 - 7000 feet elevation) by Harvey Monroe Hall in 1902:
- A Botanical Survey of San Jacinto Mountain By Harvey Monroe Hall (Hall's original pine belt survey of 1902, pdf version digitized by Google on 12 March 2007). Most of the time one can get updated names by searching the Consortium of California Herbaria putting "Hall" in the field for "Collector (last name only)" and the Hall collection number from his flora in the field "Collection Number (numerical part only)".
- Flora of San Jacinto Mountain: Selected Portions of the Hall 1902 Flora (53 taxa updated to Jepson Manual names as of 3 July 2009, with additional comments by Tom Chester)
Because I was interested in the Carex distribution, I updated that first and was very surprised at how much work it was to update the flora for that genus. It was not just a straightforward job of updating species names, since it was in general impossible to divine the current species names attached to a given name in Hall. See Name Changes For Carex Species of San Jacinto Mountain Over Time to see the changes in detail, and Carex Species of San Jacinto Mountain for my initial attempt in 2004 to compile a list of those species.
I have been working on the Flora of the High Elevations of San Jacinto Mountain since 2002, joined by Dave Stith in 2006. Most of that work is reported in the checklists for individual areas linked from Plants of Southern California: Regional Floras: San Jacinto Mountain.
We haven't yet compiled all of those lists into a single family-order list, but we have compiled a checklist in alphabetical order by scientific name, with the min and max elevation we have recorded for each species. This list comes from a partial digitization of our data, and is complete only down to 9000 feet elevation. However, it is fairly complete down to 5000 feet elevation.
Back in 2006, I also compiled Voucher Coverage for the San Jacinto Mountain area. This is incomplete, since the digitization of vouchers was quite incomplete at that time, but it was the best that could be done at the time. The analysis on that page is interesting, and probably still correct.
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Updated 8 March 2021.