While the VAL goes to considerable effort to aggregate available information about all Vermont species, there are some circumstances in which the VAL may not display information about a species you are interested in. These include:

  • The species name may have changed
  • The species is not listed in any of the sources of the ALA's species names, e.g. it may be newly described, or the name is a manuscript or phrase name
  • The spelling used may be different from that officially recognized, though the VAL tries to include misspelled names, synonyms and homonyms
  • The common name used may not be recognized by the VAL.
  • We are still developing VAL. Sometimes, you may encounter issues within the database. Please contact us if you encounter any issues.

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