How many plant species are there in the world? At present according to RBG Kew’s ‘State of the World’s Plants’ report there are about 391,000 species of vascular plants. Around 361,000 of these are flowering plants.
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My voice reached a high falsetto squeak on the very edge of hysteria. This was the third evening of a field trip, which included about 50 rares, most of them entirely new to us. We were exhausted both mentally and physically.
Last month we were lucky enough to receive a visit from lichen expert Professor Volkmar Wirth from Germany. Prof Wirth opened our eyes to the extraordinary diversity of lichen species to be found within the reserve, finding about 30 species in a relatively short space of time.