The endemic flora in the south of the Iberian Peninsula: taxonomic composition, biological spectrum, pollination, reproductive mode and dispersal

  title={The endemic flora in the south of the Iberian Peninsula: taxonomic composition, biological spectrum, pollination, reproductive mode and dispersal},
  author={Manuel Melendo and Esther Gim{\'e}nez and Eusebio Cano and Francisco G{\'o}mez Mercado and Francisco Valle},
Summary The taxonomical composition and four ecological characteristics (life form, seed-dispersal, pollination and reproductive mode) of the 553 endemic species occurring in the south of the Iberian Peninsula have been investigated. A comparative analysis of the results reveals that this endemic flora does not comply with the general patterns previously observed in local floras, Mediterranean regional floras and floras of temperate latitudes. Predominant life forms are chamaephytes (45%) and… 

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