Included here are parts of Libya including northern Cyrenaica and northwestern Tripolitania, most of Tunisia and northern Algeria.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 112 species in 100 genera and 32 families. There are 4 endemic genera (marked red) but no endemic families. However, there are reported to be over 200 species endemic to this zone so further information is required.
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