A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Saba is a book to promote botanical and environmental education, scientific exploration, and conservation on the island of Saba, Netherlands Antilles. This book is a synoptic flora whose subject matter is the 771 taxa that have been thus far collected on the island of Saba. It is intended to meet the needs of botanists, ecologists and others who wish to know which plants are now present on the island and which plants are no longer known to be present.
Franklin S. Axelrod is Collections Manager at the Herbarium of the Biology Department at the University of Puerto Rico – Río Piedras (UPRRP). He came to Puerto Rico 40 years ago and has been collecting and identifying plants there for over 30 years. He also has collected plants in many islands of the Greater and Lesser Antilles. He is the author of A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Puerto Rico (2011) and of A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius (2017). Dr Axelrod will soon be working on a similar book for the nearby island of Sint Maarten.