Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Floristic Kingdoms

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3841

The biogeographic distribution of unlike plants. A system of displaying the occurrence of indigenous flora, corresponding (in principle) to the zoogeographic realms, and separated by water or mountains. The principal foci of distribution (called kingdoms) are Boreal (most of North America, Europe, and northern Asia), Neotropical (Mexico and most of South America), Paleotropical (most of Africa, India, Southeast Asia), Australian (Australia), South African (the southwestern region of Africa), and Antarctic (Antarctica and the southernmost tip of South America).

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008