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 temperate climates; it also includes the Galápagos Islands, included as, although they have numerous endemic (see endemism) species, they have only two important endemic genera: Leiocarpus and Scalesia. The mainland flora is rich in endemic genera, however, and has supplied many economic and garden plants. See also floral province; floristic region.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.