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All species of plants that are found in a particular region, period, or special environment. Six floral kingdoms are commonly distinguished: Boreal, Paleotropical, Neotropical, South African, Australian, and Antarctic. These kingdoms are further broken down into subkingdoms and regions, over which there is some dispute.
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