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Regional Overview of Mexico
Table 23. Best-represented families in Mexican phanerogamic flora


Number of genera (approx.)

Number of species (approx.)
Compositae 314 2400
Leguminosae 130 1800
Gramineae 170 950
Orchidaceae 140 920
Cactaceae 70 900
Rubiaceae 80 510
Total 904 7480