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Table 3 Growth form diversity across tropical African forests

From: Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa

   Tropical African forests West African forests Central African forests East African forests
All growth forms Total # records 383,414 72,753 260,695 46,711
Observed # of sp. 15,387 4396 10,306 6789
# endemic sp. 4544 503 2997 504
Tree Total # records 122,555 19,515 92,177 10,283
Observed # of sp. 3013 892 2264 1055
# endemic sp. 1108 119 803 61
Herb Total # records 97,835 19,604 60,251 16,621
Observed # of sp. 5755 1773 3510 3277
# endemic sp. 1078 137 560 247
Liana Total # records 52,546 14,630 35,039 2458
Observed # of sp. 1637 624 1384 354
# endemic sp. 610 77 422 13
Shrub Total # records 84,399 14,904 55,697 13,110
Observed # of sp. 3158 664 1966 1390
# endemic sp. 999 106 718 93
  1. The table indicates the total number of records, total number of species and endemics observed for tropical African forests, and West, Central and East African forests separately, for all species and per major growth form type
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