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south temperate oceanic-island floral region


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Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Antarctic floral kingdom, which contains a very small flora scattered among the islands of the oceans surrounding Antarctica. There are only two endemic genera (see endemism), one of which is disjunct between several islands. Despite the great distance separating the islands, and their varying latitudes, there is a notable floristic constancy. A characteristic vegetation is tussocky grassland, dominated by vicarious species of Poa. See also floral province; floristic region.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.


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