TABLE 17–2 The Plant Invaders

Region

Area (thousands of square kilometers)

Indigenous Species

Endemic Species

Naturalized Species

Type of Planta

Reference

Non-Mediterranean-Climate Islands

 

Seychelles

0.3

153

69

165

F

Proctor, 1984. Status of 130 species unknown

Faeroe Islands

1.4

370

0

30

F

Hansen and Johansen, 1982

New Zealand

268.0

1,996

1,618

500

V

Godley, 1975

Hawaiian Islands

16.7

ca. 1,250

ca. 1,180

600

F

Wagner et al., 1985; Smith, 1985

Mediterranean-Climate Regions

 

South Australia

984.4

2,380

NRb

654

F

Specht, 1972

California

411.0

5,046

1,517

674

V

Raven and Axelrod, 1978

Canary Islands

7.3

1,050

550

700

V

Kunkel, 1976

aV, vascular plants; F, flowering plants.

bNot reported.



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