Included here is the Crimea and the Novorossian Province (Krasnodar Region) of the southern Ukraine. The Crimea is basically a large peninsula of some 27000 square kilometers extending into the Black Sea and connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land at Perekop while the Novorossian Province is situated in the northwestern Caucasus and consists of a series of parallel mountain ranges up to 500 m high.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 324 species in 142 genera and 43 families. There is one endemic genus (marked red) but no endemic families.
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