La diversidad florística vascular española
Balearic Islands, biodiversity, Canary Islands, conservation, Endemism, flora, Iberian Peninsula
Vascular plants in Spain: A description of the Spanish vascular flora and its current state of knowledge are provided. These pages show an overview of the origins of the Iberian, Balearic and Canarian floristic elements in the light of recent published works. Updated figures of vascular plant richness and endemism are given, and their geographical diversity patterns are discussed in relation to underlying processes. Finally, the conservation status of the Spanish flora is summarized, and the effectiveness of the management measures taken to prevent its extinction is revised.