Included here are the shores of the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Seas, the peninsula of Calabria, the Tuscan Archipelago, Corsica, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi Islands, the islands of Lampedosa and Lampione and Pantelleria Island.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far lists there are about 929 species in 290 genera and 63 families. There are 2 genera endemic to Italy (marked red) but no endemic families. However, at present this list is still incomplete and lacks the species endemic to Corsica, the Tuscan Archipelago and possible endemics found on the Aeolian islands, the Egadi Islands, and the islands of Lampedosa, Lampione and Pantelleria. The list will be updated as further information becomes available.
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