New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora

  title={New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora},
  author={Rodrigo C{\'a}mara-Leret and David G. Frodin and Frits Adema and Christiane Anderson and Marc S. Appelhans and G. C. G. Argent and Susana Arias Guerrero and Peter Shaw Ashton and William J. Baker and Anders S. Barfod and David S Barrington and Renata Borosova and Gemma L.C. Bramley and Marie Briggs and Sven Buerki and Daniel Cahen and Martin W. Callmander and Martin Cheek and Cheng-Wei Chen and Barry J. Conn and M. J. E. Coode and Iain Darbyshire and Sally S. Dawson and John Dransfield and Clare Drinkell and Brigitta E. E. Duyfjes and Atsushi Ebihara and Zacky Ezedin and Long‐Fei Fu and Osia G Gideon and Deden Girmansyah and Rafa{\"e}l Govaerts and Helen Fortune-Hopkins and Gustavo Hassemer and Alistair Hay and Charlie D. Heatubun and D. J. Nicholas Hind and Peter C Hoch and Peter Homot and Peter H. Hovenkamp and Mark Hughes and Matthew Jebb and Laura Jennings and Tiberius Jimbo and Michael Kessler and Ruth Kiew and Sandra Knapp and Penniel Lamei and Marcus Lehnert and Gwilym Peter Lewis and Hans Peter Linder and Stuart Lindsay and Yee Wen Low and Eve J. Lucas and Jeffrey P. Mancera and Alexandre K. Monro and A. Moore and David J. Middleton and Hidetoshi Nagamasu and Mark F. Newman and Eimear M Nic Lughadha and Pablo H. A. Melo and Daniel J. Ohlsen and Caroline M. Pannell and Barbara Parris and Laura Pearce and Darin S. Penneys and Leon R. Perrie and Peter Petoe and Axel Dalberg Poulsen and Ghillean Tolmie Prance and J. Peter Quakenbush and Niels Raes and Michele Rodda and Zachary S. Rogers and Andr{\'e} Schuiteman and Pedro Bond Schwartsburd and Robert W. Scotland and Mark P. Simmons and David A. Simpson and Peter F. Stevens and Michael A. Sundue and Weston L. Testo and Anna Trias‐Blasi and Ian M. Turner and Timothy M. A. Utteridge and Lesley Walsingham and Bruce L. Webber and Ran Wei and George D. Weiblen and Maximilian Weigend and Peter Weston and Willem de Wilde and Peter Wilkie and Christine M. Wilmot-Dear and Hannah P. Wilson and John R. I. Wood and Li‐Bing Zhang and Peter C. Van Welzen},
New Guinea is the world’s largest tropical island and has fascinated naturalists for centuries 1 , 2 . Home to some of the best-preserved ecosystems on the planet 3 and to intact ecological gradients—from mangroves to tropical alpine grasslands—that are unmatched in the Asia-Pacific region 4 , 5 , it is a globally recognized centre of biological and cultural diversity 6 , 7 . So far, however, there has been no attempt to critically catalogue the entire vascular plant diversity of New Guinea… 
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