Plant WHS not in a CPD

WHS inscribed on criteria x and with explicit plant OUV stated, that are not part of a Centre of Plant Diversity (CPD). CPDs are regions of the world that hold a significant number of plant species and/or have a high number of endemic species, as defined in collaboration between the WWF and IUCN and published in a three-volume publication (1994-1997).

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Aldabra Atoll "The atoll's isolation has also allowed the evolution of endemic flora and fauna"
Amami-Oshima Island "The subtropical rainforests of the property are the largest remaining in the region and harbour a very rich flora and fauna, boasting at least 1,819 vascular plants" (OUV)
Central Suriname Nature Reserve "The site contains a stunning diversity of plant and animal species, many of which are endemic to the Guiana Shield and globally vulnerable, threatened or endangered. Some 6,000 plant species have been recorded in yet incomplete inventories." (OUV)
Cerrado Protected Areas "It hosts more than 60% of all plant species and almost 80% of all vertebrate species observed in the Cerrado." (OUV), "A biodiversity survey conducted in 1997 revealed 1,476 species of vascular plants, 50 of which are rare or endangered (AB ev)"
Coiba National Park "The forests of Coiba Island possess a high variety of endemic birds, mammals and plants." (OUV), "858 species have been identified, with one genus endemic to Coiba (Desmotes) and three endemic species" (UNEP-WCMC)
Cold winter deserts of Turan "The nominated property contains diversity hotspots for plant genera that are representative of the specific desert assemblages across the entire region" (OUV)
Comoé National Park "Comoé National Park teems with a vast variety of animal and plant species. The property contains around 620 plant species" (OUV)
Durmitor National Park "Of particular importance is an old-growth forest of European Black Pine, where 400 year-old specimens can reach heights above 50 metres. Many of the roughly 700 vascular plant species are floristically of alpine and Sub-Mediterranean origin" (OUV)
Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat "some 2,150 plant and animal species have been recorded" (OUV)
Gough and Inaccessible Islands " The islands also support some 40 plant species (including vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens), which are endemic to the Tristan da Cunha island group, including a number of which are endemic to Gough and/or Inaccessible Islands." (OUV)
Grand Canyon "Grand Canyon National Park is an ecological refuge, with relatively undisturbed remnants of dwindling ecosystems (such as boreal forest and desert riparian communities), and numerous endemic, rare or endangered plant and animal species.", "There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park" (NPS website)
Great Barrier Reef "The continental islands support thousands of plant species, while the coral cays also have their own distinct flora and fauna." (OUV)
Great Himalayan National Park "The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area is home to 805 vascular plant species, 192 species of lichen, 12 species of liverworts and 25 species of mosses. Some 58% of its angiosperms are endemic to the Western Himalayas." (OUV)
Guanacaste "Coexisting in the property, there are more than 7,000 species of plants, as diverse as Mahogany in the lush forests and several species of agaves and cacti in drier areas." (OUV)
Henderson Island "While the flora is also typically poor with some 57 native vascular species recorded, these include six endemic species, three endemic varieties and another species endemic to Henderson and Pitcairn." (OUV)
Huangshan "Mount Huangshan provides the habitat for a number of locally or nationally endemic plant species, several of which are globally threatened. Its outstandingly rich flora contains one-third of China's bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) and over half of its pteridophytes (ferns)." (OUV)
Ichkeul National Park "With such a diversity of habitats, the property possesses a very rich and diversified fauna and flora with more than 200 animal species and more than 500 plant species." (OUV)
Iguazu National Park "the largest single protected remnant of the Paranaense subtropical rainforest, which belongs to the Interior Atlantic Forest. The rich biodiversity includes over 2000 species of plants" (OUV)
Kaeng Krachan Forest "The property is home to a large number of threatened and rare plant species, some of which are extinct elsewhere." (OUV) - The AB ev says it is located in a CPD, possibly EA58 Limestone flora?
Lopé-Okanda "Over 1,550 plant species have been recorded, including 40 never recorded before in Gabon, and it is anticipated that once all the floristic surveys and research are completed the number of plant species could reach over 3,000." (OUV)
Mana Pools "The area is also considered an important refuge for a number of plants and birds" (OUV)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary "accounts for high plant diversity that includes 89 tree species, 49 shrubs, 37 undershrubs, 172 herbs and 36 climbers" (OUV)
Mount Hamiguitan "Its diversity of plants and animals include globally threatened species as well as a large number of endemic species including those species that exist only in the Philippines, only in Mindanao and only in the nominated property." (OUV)
Ningaloo Coast "Above ground, the diversity of reptiles and vascular plants in the drylands is likewise noteworthy." (OUV)
Niokolo-Koba National Park "The wealth of habitats should be noted, along with the diversity of flora, with over 1,500 important plant species." (OUV)
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park "The site also contains a high diversity of plant and animal species" (OUV), "An estimated 4,000 species of flora .. live in the park. (Official Description Unesco website)
Paraty and Ilha Grande "This section of the Atlantic Forest represents the greatest richness of endemism for vascular plants within the hotspot with some 36 species of rare plants, 29 of which are endemic to the site." (OUV), "The flora of Ilha Grande contains 1143 plant species, including 25 that are under threat" (see link)
Phong Nha - Ke Bang "A high level of biodiversity is found within the property, with over 2,700 species of vascular plants" (OUV)
Qinghai Hoh Xil "High levels of endemism within the flora of the property are associated with high altitudes and cold climate and contribute to similarly high levels of endemism within the fauna" (OUV)
Sangha Trinational "The property represents a wide spectrum of the species-rich humid tropical forests in Central Africa’s Congo Basin, and provides protection for a range of endangered species. The flora is enriched by species occurring exclusively in the many types of forest clearings."
Selous Game Reserve "The reserve has a higher density and diversity of species than any other Miombo woodland area: more than 2,100 plants have been recorded and more are thought to exist in the remote forests in the south." (OUV)
Sian Ka'an "The scale and conservation status of Sian Ka'an and its ecosystem diversity support a fascinating range of life forms. Over 850 vascular plants, including 120 woody species, have been confirmed in what is assumed to be a still incomplete inventory" (OUV)
Volcanoes of Kamchatka "contain an especially diverse range of palearctic flora (including a number of nationally threatened species and at least 16 endemics)" (OUV)
Wrangel Island "The number and type of endemic plant species, the diversity within plant communities, the rapid succession and mosaic of tundra types, the small geographic space are all visible evidence of Wrangel’s rich natural history and its unique evolutionary status within the Arctic" (OUV)
Yellowstone "one of North America's foremost refuges for rare plant and animal species" (OUV), Native plant taxa: more than 1,160 (NPS website)


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