Australian plant families

This visualisation (made using R) shows the sizes of major Australian plant families, compared to world totals (based on slightly old data from here).

Australia’s 836 orchid species are only 3% of the world total, for example, but Australia has 89% of the Goodeniaceae. Plants illustrated in the chart include the Golden Wattle and Sturt’s Desert Pea.

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