Included here are the Himalayas above about 1000 m in the area westward of the Kali Gandaki River Gorge (the world’s deepest valley) in Central Nepal. It comprises all of the southern slopes and offspurs of the Western Himalayas and the valleys of the rivers Gilgat, Kabul, Kunar, Kurram and Swat.
Of the endemic and near endemic vascular plants so far recorded there are about 84 species in 63 genera and 35 families. There is 3 endemic genera (marked red) but no endemic families although members of family Biebersteiniaceae are confined to Central Asia. However, this list is probably incomplete so further information is required.
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