Monday, May 14, 2012

More plants than you can shake a stick at

In the Botanic Garden of Copenhagen, 21642 living specimens of plants represents a total of more than 8677 species from 285 families. In comparison, the total flora of Europe numbers some 11 thousand species, and the total world flora of higher plants is estimated to be between 260 and 300 thousand species. Due to the cold Danish climate, there are several very large glasshouses in the gardens. This are just one of them. -RS