Distribution of Plants


Biogeography is the study of the distribution of life on earth. There are many common patterns for the distribution of plants, fungi, and animals.

The term endemic means that something is restricted to a locality or region. In biology, endemism refers to species that have evolved to the specific conditions of their habitats in a particular area, and consequently do not exist naturally anywhere else in the world but that locality of origin. Learn more

Distributions of species are considered disjunct when a portion of the area where the species occurs is far-separated from the majority of the area the species occupies. Learn more

Distribution of Plants


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