Professor Armen Takhtajan, a giant among botanists, has spent a lifetime in the service of his science and of humanity. As a thoroughgoing. Floristic Regions of the World has 2 ratings and 0 reviews: Published September 4th by University of California Press, pages, Hardcover. Loading data.. Open Bottom Panel. Go to previous Content Download this Content Share this Content Add This Content to Favorites Go to next Content. ← →.

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As patterns in vegetation change are rarely clear cut it is difficult to place exact geographic boundaries around phytochoria. Minas Chasapis added it Feb 23, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Flora of Nepal – Country information – Biogeography

Dharma Bhatta marked it as to-read May 18, The new insights and ideas in the book likewise will inspire new levels of thinking about the relationships between the families of angiosperms and their evolutionary history, including the convergent and parallel evolution of particular features. Covers a huge area from the Atlantic coasts of southern Mauritania, south to the Cape region, northeastern and eastern tropical Africa, tropical parts of the Arabian Peninsula including Socotratropical deserts of Iran, Pakistan and NW India.

As a thoroughgoing internationalist, he promoted close relationships between botanists and people of all nations through the most difficult times imaginable, and succeeded with his strong and persistent personal warmth.

This province hasgenerally lacks endemics and forests have largely been destroyed. Botanist Ronald Good identified six floristic kingdoms Boreal or Holarctic, NeotropicalPaleotropicalSouth AfricanAustralian, and Antarcticthe largest natural units he determined for flowering plants.

Considering his age, it will probably be the last one. Arbutus undeo and Myrtus communis.

This province is one of the youngest floras in the region, formed by dispersal floristlc mountains of China, Burma, Assam. Pelaotropical kingdom African subkingdom: Ronald Good proposed a system of six floristic Kingdoms Australian, Antarctic, Boreal, Neotropical, Paleotropical, and South African as the largest natural units for flowering plants.


Characterised by high levels of infra-specific endemism. Peter Stevens, one of the reviewers, has pointed out that additional evidence has accumulated regarding the relationships of many angiosperm families, and that comparisons of their DNA have revealed unsuspected similarities. Areas of overlap are common where transitional vegetation types are seen, these are sometimes termed vegetation tension zones. Shankar Panthi marked it as to-read Dec 22, Abdussalam Khan marked it as to-read Nov 15, The classification presented in the current book should be understood as a summary of a life’s study of plants and the system that his insights support – the work of a very great botanist that takes into account not only his own meticulous studies but as much of the contemporary information as he was able to assimilate and take into account.

The number of endemic species is hugh, and the natural vegetation is generally better preserved and considerably richer than the Indian Region. Published September 4th by University of California Press.

Rhododendron species diversity is not as great as further east, but includes R. Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Pretoria. Clearly illustrated with black and white line drawings, the book covers every aspect of home hydroponic gardening.

American Tropical forests, in Ecosystems of the WorldVol. Raees Khan added it Oct 29, Tropical Rain Forest Ecosystems, eds H. The biogeographic regions reconsidered. Dictionnaire des sciences naturellesVol. Fm rated it really liked it Feb 02, Characterised by high levels of species endemism but not usually genera unless monospecific and assemblages of corrulated families.

This page was last edited on 24 Augustat Floristic kingdoms are characterized by a high degree of family endemism, floristic regions by a high degree of generic endemism, and floristic provinces by a high degree of species endemism.


Priya added it Nov 30, Affinities largely lie with the Irano-Turanian and Central Asiatic regions. In contrast with the Indian Region the Indochinese Region is characterised by montane forests of evergreen species of Lithocarpus, Castanopsis and Quercus.

Biogeographic links with neighbouring regions

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Armen Takhtajan, in a widely used scheme that builds on Good’s work, identified thirty-five floristic regions, each of which is subdivided into floristic provinces, of which there are in all.

Rhododendron species are well represented with 30 in Nepal and 45 in Bhutan. Retrieved from ” https: To ask other readers questions about Floristic Regions of the Worldplease sign up. Takhtajan further divided his Kingdoms into eight Subkingdoms, 35 floristic Regions, and Provinces. In traditional schemes, areas in phytogeography are classified hierarchically, according to the presence of endemic families, genera or species, e.

MattickDe Gruyter, Fhe. Anwarsohail marked it as to-read Nov 11, The Geography of the Flowering Plants. Floristic Regions of the World. Taxonomic databases tend to be organized in ways which approximate floristic provinces, but which are more closely aligned to political boundaries, for example rehions to the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions.

Characterised by high levels of generic endemism but not usually families unless mono-generic and very high levels of species endemism.