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Polynesian floral region

Polynesian floral region R. Good's (1974, The Geography of the Flowering Plants) Polynesian subkingdom within his Palaeotropical floral kingdom, which contains a small, derived flora with only 9 or 10 endemic genera (see endemism), scattered through the various islands. The affinities are with Malesia and Australia, and there is no distinct ‘Polynesian’ flora as such. The great majority of the floral elements have been derived from adjacent floras. See also floral province; floristic region; and Melanesia and Micronesia floral region.

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Polynesian floral region

Polynesian floral region R. Good's (The Geography of the flowering Plants, 1974) Polynesian subkingdom within his palaeotropical kingdom, which contains a small, derived flora with only 9 or 10 endemic genera (see ENDEMISM), scattered through the various islands. The affinities are with the Malaysian and Australian regime, and there is no distinct ‘Polynesian’ flora as such. The great majority of the floral elements have been derived from adjacent floras. See also FLORAL PROVINCE and FLORISTIC REGION.

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