Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) Antarctic kingdom: it has a small flora with a modest number of endemic genera (see endemism). It comprises the lowland regions of the extremities of S. America. The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) are also included, but despite their isolation they have no well-known endemic genera. There are clear relationships with the flora of New Zealand. See also floral province and floristic region.
Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.