Ascencion and St Helena floral region

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Ascencion and St Helena floral region Part of R. Good's (The Geography of the Flowering Plants, 1974) palaeotropical kingdom, within the African subkingdom, comprising just two islands. This is probably the smallest floral region. There are 5 endemic (see ENDEMISM) genera, 3 of them being woody members of the Compositae. The proportion of endemism at the species level was very high, but much of this distinctive native flora has been exterminated by domesticated animals. See also FLORAL PROVINCE and FLORISTIC REGION.

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Ascencion and St Helena floral region Part of R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Palaeotropical floral kingdom, within the African subkingdom, comprising just two islands. This is probably the smallest floral region. There are five endemic (see endemism) genera, three of them being woody members of the Compositae. See also floral province and floristic region.