This paper provides a synopsis of all published volumes of the mammoth work "Flora Iranica" edited by the eminent Austrian botanist the late Prof. Karl Heinz Rechinger (1906-1998) and gives a bibliographic list of his botanical publications on Iran and some adjacent areas. From 1963 to 2005, 176 fascicles of Flora Iranica were published with 9977 species and 1471 genera. A total number of 3318 species was mentioned as endemic to the Flora Iranica area (33%), out of which 1490 species are known as endemic to Iran (24%). All 176 volumes of Flora Iranica, include 10065 text pages and 5873 pages of high quality black/white tabulae (pictures) of herbarium specimens and 204 colour illustrations of 397 pictures.Ninety seven botanists from 20 countries have contributed to Flora Iranica. The completion of Flora Iranica awaits only the remaining parts of Astragalus, the second part of Scrophulariaceae (Antirrhineae) and the Pteridophytes. The main language of Flora Iranica is "Latin". According to published fascicles of Flora Iranica and other published data after the Flora Iranica, the total number of Iranian flora is about 7300 species.