The Flora of Singapore series is a project by the National Parks Board to catalogue and describe the more than 3,000 native, naturalised and casual species of plants in Singapore. Botanists have been collecting and studying the plant diversity of Singapore for over 200 years, but never before has there been a comprehensive consolidation of all major plants groups only for Singapore. As of now, over 100 experts have committed to contribute to the project, more than half of which are based outside of Singapore. With the rigorous approach taken to ensure taxonomic and nomenclatural accuracy, the Flora of Singapore will be of interest to anybody studying the plant diversity of Singapore.
When completed, there will be 14 volumes with the introductory chapters in Volume 1, and the taxonomic accounts systematically arranged in Volumes 2 to 14 from bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), to ferns and then to angiosperms (flowering plants). The accounts for each family of plants will be based on thorough and original taxonomic research by experts. Decisions on which species to include in the series will be based on verified herbarium specimens which are housed in institutions such as the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, and the Natural History Museum, London.
The volumes will contain details to enable botanists and any others interested in Singapore's plants to identify specimens to family, genus and species levels. There will be identification keys to genera and to species level, along with information on their distribution and ecology, as well as many line drawings and colour photographs.