About us

This site aims to list and classify the plant species present on the Farasan Archipelago, include the true vascular plants. The website is a part of the Ph.D. project at the University of Reading.

  • The date at the end of each page means the date of creating  information on that page.
  • The date at the end of the home page is the date of recently added information in differnt pages such as (Taxon description, literature). 

  • The logo of the Farasan Archipelago has been designed by Rahmah AlQthanin, PhD Student of Biological science at Reading University, this logo is telling interesting elements in the Farasan Archipelago which includes:
    1. A group of islands in the Red Sea, which are Farasan Archipelago.
    2. The Head of the Arabian Gazelle, which means the Arabian Gazelle, is endemic to Farasan Islands and the main reason to register the Farasan Islands as a protected area since 1986.
    3. The waters surrounding the islands are equally important for marine life including dugongs, sea turtles and numerous Manta Rays.
    4. The important factor that makes Farasan group of islands unique is the presence of two important Mangrove populations, Avicennia marina and Rhizophora mucronata. These species are ecologically important and highly productive littoral biotopes, and are acting as a reservoir and refuge for many small animals, birds and fish.

  • Acknowledgements to Dr. Alastair Culham (my supervisor at University of Reading); Samah Al Harbi for her contribution to the plant collection, identification and photographs;  Matt Taylor from  Lucidcentral for his contribution to deploy the Identification key.
  • How to cite us: E-Flora of the Farasan archipelago. v1.21. 2016. http://ffa.myspecies.info/. 

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith