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South America Regional Overview
TABLE 50. ESTIMATED FLORISTIC INVENTORY
OF SOUTH AMERICA
|Number of species of flowering plants1|
|Neotropics (excluding temperate South America)||
|South America (with 7000 in temperate South America)||
|Number of species of pteridophytes2|
|Number of flowering plant genera1||
|Number of endemic neotropical families1
1 Gentry 1982a
2 R. Moran, pers. comm.