Number of species of extant seed plants (spermatophyte)

Range ~352,000 angiosperms: ~850 gymnosperms Table - link species
Organism Plants
Reference Dr. Ilia J. Leitch, Prof. Andrew R. Leitch, Genome Size Diversity and Evolution in Land Plants, Plant Genome Diversity Volume 2, 2013, pp 307-322 p.308 table 19.1 & p.314 left column top paragraph
Primary Source Paton AJ, Brummitt N, Govaerts R, Harman K, Hinchcliffe S, Allkin B, Lughadha EN (2008) Towards target 1 of the global strategy for plant conservation: a working list of all known plant species – progress and prospects. Taxon 57: 602–611
Comments "Seed plants are estimated to comprise c. 96% of extant vascular plant diversity and are divided into gymnosperms (comprising c. 850 species) and angiosperms with an estimated 352,000 species (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
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