Plant Geography of Chile

  • Andres Moreira-Munoz

Part of the Plant and Vegetation book series (PAVE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Geobotanical Scenario

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 3-45
    3. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 47-84
  3. Chorology of Chilean Plants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 87-128
    3. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 129-150
  4. Islands Biogeography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 153-179
  5. Case Studies on Selected Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 197-220
    3. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 221-247
    4. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 249-266
  6. Where to from Here? Projections of Chilean Plant Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
      Pages 269-291
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-343

About this book


The first and so far only Plant Geography of Chile was written about 100 years ago, since when many things have changed: plants have been renamed and reclassified; taxonomy and systematics have experienced deep changes as have biology, geography, and biogeography. The time is therefore ripe for a new look at Chile’s plants and their distribution.

Focusing on three key issues – botany/systematics, geography and biogeographical analysis – this book presents a thoroughly updated synthesis both of Chilean plant geography and of the different approaches to studying it. Because of its range – from the neotropics to the temperate sub-Antarctic – Chile’s flora provides a critical insight into evolutionary patterns, particularly in relation to the distribution along the latitudinal profiles and the global geographical relationships of the country’s genera. The consequences of these relations for the evolution of the Chilean Flora are discussed.

This book will provide a valuable resource for both graduate students and researchers in botany, plant taxonomy and systematics, biogeography, evolutionary biology and plant conservation.

Authors and affiliations

  • Andres Moreira-Munoz
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de GeografiaPontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileSantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8747-8
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8748-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1875-1318
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-1326
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