Included here are the West Indies comprising the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Jamaica, Hispanola and Puerto Rico), the Lesser Antilles (including Montserrate, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenado), the Bahamas, Bermuda and the southern tropical part of the Florida Peninsula.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 2959 species in 943 genera and 158 families. There are about 215 endemic genera (marked red) but no endemic families. However, members of the families Marcgraviaceae, Schlegeliaceae and Tovariaceae are confined to the Neotropics
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