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Meridional species

Formal name:  plant species meridional
Local identifier:  TOP796
Definition:  plant species (Mayr:species) with individuals ocurring in the meridional floristic zone, which is restricted to the Northern Hemisphere south of the submeridional zone and north of the subtropical zone and characterized by evergreen (TOP:evergreen leaf) broadleaved (TOP:broadleaved leaf) and needleleaved (TOP:needle leaf) forests, steppes and deserts
Formal Unit:  unitless (category)

Reference:  Jaeger, E. J.& Werner K. (2002): Rothmaler, Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Gefaesspflanzen: Kritischer Band, Berlin, Spectrum, 948 pages (adapted)