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INTERREG INTERREG University of Azores ARENA CITAA Azorean Biodiversity Group CIBIO-AZORES

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Lichens & Fungi

Bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, hornworts)

Vascular Plants (ferns, seed plants)

Marine Invertebrates

Terrestrial Molluscs

Arthropods (centipedes, millipedes, spiders, insects)

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Vascular Plants

Coordinator: Prof. Rui Bento Elias & Prof. Luis Silva (Assistant Professor)

Euphorbia azorica
Gaudinia coarctata
Juniperus brevifolia
Mirabilis jalapa
Smilax azorica

When compared with Madeira and Canary Islands, the vascular plants (Pteridophyta and Spermatophyta) of the Azores are characterized by a relatively reduced number of native and endemic species. With a total of 947 taxa, the Azorean list of species includes 71 pteridophytes, 5 gymnosperms, 643 dicotyledons and 228 monocotyledons. There are also some endemic Macaronesian taxa, namely 5 pteridophytes, 3 dicotyledons and 4 monocotyledons.
Containing the 947 Vascular Plants species and subspecies hitherto recorded from Azores with 645 species illustrated, totalling 1946 photos (Updated 22nd January 2012).


Species list

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Macaronesia endemic
Azorean endemic
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