Plant species richness: the world records

@article{Wilson2012PlantSR,
  title={Plant species richness: the world records},
  author={J. Bastow Wilson and Robert K. Peet and J{\"u}rgen Dengler and Meelis P{\"a}rtel},
  journal={Journal of Vegetation Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={796-802}
}
Questions The co-existence of high numbers of species has always fascinated ecologists, but what and where are the communities with the world records for plant species richness? The species–area relationship is among the best-known patterns in community ecology, but does it give a consistent global pattern for the most saturated communities, the global maxima? Location The world. Methods We assembled the maximum values recorded for vascular plant species richness for contiguous areas… 

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