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African–Indian desert floral region

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Part of the African subkingdom of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) palaeotropical kingdom. The flora is relatively poor and specialized, the number of endemic (see...

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Afro-alpine vegetation

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On the highest mountains of Africa, above the dwarf or elfin woodlands, are found shrublands and grasslands. These are alpine (alpine zone) in character (hence the term ‘Afro–alpine’) and,...

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Amazon floral region

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Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Neotropical floral kingdom, corresponding to one of the blocks of the rain forest. Because of extensive flooding by the...

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Andean floral region

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Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Neotropical floral kingdom. The region is elongated and extends from Colombia to southern Chile, spanning both tropical and...

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Arctic and subarctic floristic region

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Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) boreal kingdom, corresponding to the treeless wastes north of the boreal conifer zone. There are virtually no endemic (see...

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Ascencion and St Helena floral region

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Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Palaeotropical floral kingdom, within the African subkingdom, comprising just two islands. This is probably the smallest...

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Atlantic North American floral region

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Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) boreal kingdom. It is a large and extensive flora with 100–200 endemic (see endemism) genera. Robinia (locust tree) is a...

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Beyeria

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(family Euphorbiaceae)

A genus of 12 species of shrubs that are endemic (see endemism) to Australia where they are widespread.

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bicentric distribution

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The occurrence of a species or other taxon in two widely separated places, but nowhere in between. For example, the tulip tree genus (Liriodendron) has species in eastern North America and...

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Billardiera

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(family Pittosporaceae)

A genus of 8 species of sarmentose sub-shrubs, endemic (see endemism) to Australia, which have bell-shaped flowers and fleshy fruits.

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