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The Missouri Botanical Garden has been doing research in the Mesoamerica region since the 1920s. Dr. Gerrit Davidse oversees the program. Mesoamerica is defined by the project to include all the Central American republics and five Mexican States east of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo).

The Garden is collaborating on a vast international project to publish a Flora Mesoamericana in Spanish. 


The Garden's work in:

Costa Rica