Included here is the Hamersley Range, Dampier Land (and the Dampier Archipelago), the Kimberley Plateau, Arnhem Land (and adjacent islands) and the shores and islands of the Gulf of Carpentaria and its adjacent zone of tropical dry forests.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 575 species in 188 genera and 75 families. There are 7 endemic genera (marked red) and a further 36 genera endemic to Australian (marked purple). There are no endemic families, but the family Byblidaceae is confined to Australia and New Guinea. However, this list of endemic taxa is probably incomplete and so further information is required.
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