THE SYSTEMATIC DISTRIBUTION OF VASCULAR EPIPHYTES: AN UPDATE
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Keywords

VASCULAR EPIPHYTES
DISTRIBUTION

How to Cite

Kress, W. J. (1986). THE SYSTEMATIC DISTRIBUTION OF VASCULAR EPIPHYTES: AN UPDATE. Selbyana, 9(1), 2–22. Retrieved from https://ojs.test.flvc.org/selbyana/article/view/120673

Abstract

The list ofvascular plant families and genera containing epiphytic species published by Madison (1977) is updated here. Ten percent (23,456 species) ofall vascular plant species are epiphytes. Seven percent (876) ofthe genera, 19 percent (84) ofthe families, 45 percent (44) ofthe orders and 75 percent (6) ofthe classes contain epiphytes. Twenty-three families contain over 50 epiphytic species each. The Orchidaceae is the largest family ofepiphytes, containing 440 epiphytic genera and 13,951 epiphytic species. Forty-three genera ofvascular plants each contain over 100 epiphytic species.

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