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Threatened higher plant species

(number)

Ecuador is the top country by threatened plant species in the world. As of 2018, threatened plant species in Ecuador was 1,859 that accounts for 11.29 % of the world's threatened plant species. The top 5 countries (others are Madagascar, Malaysia, the United Republic of Tanzania, and China) account for 29.97 % of it. The world's total threatened plant species was estimated at 16,463 in 2018.

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What is threatened plant species?

Higher plants are native vascular plant species. Threatened species are the number of species classified by the IUCN as endangered, vulnerable, rare, indeterminate, out of danger, or insufficiently known.