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Title: Phytogeographic characterization of Gran Canaria Island (Canary Islands, Spain)
Authors: Salas-Pascual, Marcos 
Quintana-Vega, Gregorio
Fernández-Negrín, Emilio 
UNESCO Clasification: 24 Ciencias de la vida
2417 Biología vegetal (botánica)
Keywords: Biogeography
Flowers and plants
Islands
Native species
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: 0210-9778
Journal: Lazaroa 
Abstract: Studies on the flora and fauna of the Canary Islands show that this Archipelago is one of the planet's diversity hot spots. However, an analysis of the differences in the phytogeographic characteristics of each of the islands that make up this Archipelago is lacking. This article focuses on the phytogeographic characterization of the island of Gran Canaria. This island exhibits geological and climatic characteristics resulting in a rich vascular flora, including endemic species and genera that are significantly different from the other islands of the Archipelago. These differences are verified through statistical analysis of the existing similarity between the floras of the members of the Canary Islands. This study also analyses the subdivision of Gran Canaria Island, indicating that there are three well-differentiated areas on the island itself. Finally, this study argues that these areas, themselves, should be considered biogeographic sectors.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/43073
ISSN: 0210-9778
DOI: 10.5209/rev-LAZA.2015.v36.50121
Source: Lazaroa[ISSN 0210-9778],v. 36, p. 9-20
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