Number of plants species

Range 270,000-400,000 unitless
Organism Biosphere
Reference Saito K, Matsuda F. Metabolomics for functional genomics, systems biology, and biotechnology. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2010 Jun 2 61: 463-89. p. 464, left column, top sentencePubMed ID19152489
Comments Human knowledge so far encompasses the existence of at least 270,000 plant species, and researchers believe that more than 400,000 plant species exist worldwide. The total number of metabolites in the plant kingdom is estimated to range from 200,000 to 1,000,000. For 223,300 species see Afendi et al. 2011 PMID 22123792 p.14/28 3rd paragraph. See BNID 102525, 105404.
Entered by Uri M
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