Flora of Malaysia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Flora of Malaysia comprises a vast assemblage of plant species estimated to over 15,500 vascular plants.[1] Malaysia boasts 8,019 species of seed plants: 19 species of Gymnosperms and 8,000 Angiosperms.[2] Globally, Malaysia is ranked 14th in terms of species of vascular plants.

Origins[edit]

Malaysia was part of the southern supercontinent Gondwana that broke up about 180 million years ago.[3] A major interdigitation of Australian and Malesian flora is estimated to have occur in the late Tertiary and Quaternary time.

Vegetation types[edit]

Vascular plants[edit]

Non-vascular plants[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Countries with the most number of vascular plant species". Mongabay.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Keng, Hsuan (2003). Malayan Seed Plants: Synopsis of Orders and Families of Malayan Gymnosperms, Dicotyledons and Monocotyledons. Singapore University Press. p. xxvii. ISBN 0-8214-0505-5. 
  3. ^ Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin (August 19, 2013). "Langkawi’s Uniqueness A Big Draw". National University of Malaysia. Retrieved 14 January 2014.