Definition of Macaronesia in English:
A phytogeographical region comprising the Azores, Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Cape Verde Islands in the eastern North Atlantic.
- The flora of Macaronesia, which encompasses five Atlantic archipelagos (Azores, Canaries, Madeira, Cape Verde, and Salvage), is exceptionally rich and diverse.
- Only in Macaronesia, protected by the Atlantic Ocean, did they survive.
- Example sentences
- Differences in C-values between major angiosperm lineages of Macaronesian plants were analysed using the GLM procedure because of an unbalanced design.
- Many of these taxa belong to the Macaronesian bryophyte flora, which includes more than 600 species, some of them with worldwide enigmatic distributions.
- Further, a recent introduction from the Mediterranean Sea to the Macaronesian region via human-mediated transport was inferred.
From Greek makarōn nēsoi 'islands of the Blessed' (mythical islands later associated with the Canaries).
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