Mapping Species Distributions


Mountain harebells (Campanula lasiocarpa), photo by Virginia Skilton.

The species lists we follow on E-Flora BC are derived from various sources. These are outlined and discussed below.

Vascular Plants

E-Flora BC provides atlas pages for the vascular flora of British Columbia based on the official list of the flora of the province as compiled and maintained by the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre.

Non-Vascular Plants


The list of mosses and liverworts of British Columbia used on E-Flora BC follows the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre listings.


E-Flora presently covers the macroalgae of Brtish Columbia--primarily the seaweeds. The list of seaweeds for BC was provided by Sandra Lindstrom, and has been updated by Michael Hawkes.

A list of the freshwater algae of BC is being prepared.


Presently, E-Flora BC covers the macro-fungi of British Columbia. Our list of these species is provided by Ian Gibson, and is a work-in-progress.


On E-Flora BC, we present a preliminary list of the macro lichens of British Columbia prepared Curtis Bjork; this list is also used by the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre.

Slime Moulds

Thel list of slime moulds on E-Flora BC is a work-in-progress. The list is based on the work by Kent Brothers on clarifying species found in the province.


The list of mosses on E-Flora BC is provided by the BC Conservation Data Centre, and was compiled by Rene Belland.


The list of liverworts on E-Flora BC follows the one used by the BC Conservation Data Centre, and was compiled by the Nature Conservancy.



Recommended citation:  Author, date, page title. In: Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia []. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Date Accessed]

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