FORMAT, ORDER AND ABBREVIATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT LINE GIVING GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTIONS IN FNA

Greenland; St. Pierre and Miquelon; Alta., B.C., Man., N.B., Nfld. and Labrador, N.W.T., N.S., Nunavut, Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Yukon; Ala., Alaska, Ariz., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., D.C., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Nebr., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., N.Dak., Ohio, Okla., Oreg., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.Dak., Tenn., Tex., Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.; Mexico; West Indies; Bermuda; Central America (Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama); South America; Arctic; Eurasia, or Europe; Asia (including Indonesia); Africa (including Madagascar); Atlantic Islands; Indian Ocean Islands; Pacific Islands (including New Zealand); Australia; Antarctic.

 

Note: Alphabetize all abbreviations by the fully spelled out form of the name.

 

"Nunavut" is the new Canadian province composed of the eastern half of N.W.T. including most of the Canadian Arctic archipelago.

 

If you want to mention particular countries, use form like "Europe (Belgium, France, Germany)". If you want to emphasize particular portions of an area outside the flora area (not in it), add "e, w, n, s, c" before the unit, as example in "sw Asia" or "c and sw Europe".

updated Oct. 2007