Centres of Plant Diversity
Entry ID: SI_NMNH_CPD

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Summary
Abstract: Floristically, Central America is the least known part of the world, yet it is extremely rich in numbers of plant species. Of the world's c. 250,000 species of flowering plants, an estimated 15,000-17,000 species live in Central America.

The number of economic plants in Central America is very large. The forests and other vegetation are important for example for foods, flavourings, medicinals, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 16.0   S: 8.0   E: -78.0   W: -92.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History
Dataset Title: Centres of Plant Diversity
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History
Online Resource: http://botany.si.edu/projects/cpd/ma/macentral.htm
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Quality The following are gaps in coverage in the system:

The majority of protected areas in the region have an emphasis on protecting
mountain ecosystems (such as the peaks and volcanoes with cloud forests) and
low tropical rain forests. Many areas of endemics and unique ecosystems are not
well represented in ... View entire text
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Botany Section, Department of Systematic Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://botany.si.edu/

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Name: SMITHSONIAN DATA MANAGER
Email: info at si.edu
Contact Address:
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20013
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at si.edu
Contact Address:
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20013
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21
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