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Flora is all the plant life present in a particular region or time, generally the naturally occurring (indigenous) native plants. The corresponding term for animal life is fauna. Flora, fauna, and other forms of life, such as fungi, are collectively referred to as biota.


Fauna is all of the animal life present in a particular region or time. The corresponding term for plants is flora. Flora, fauna and other forms of life such as fungi are collectively referred to as biota.


1.Sometimes, the term ‘microflora’ or ‘gut flora’ is used to represent the naturally occurring microorganisms, mainly, bacteria and fungi, in various organisms.

2.The word, ‘flora’ is taken from the Latin name of the Goddess of plants in the Roman mythology who was named ‘Flora’.

3.Different plants are classified into various floras on the basis of their region, also known as floristic regions, climate, environmental conditions, and period.

4.The floristic region might be habitats like mountains and valleys, whereas the period might be either historic like fossil flora or present. They are further subdivided according to their particular environments.

5.Some of the commonly used flora include; native flora, agricultural and horticultural flora, and weed flora.

6.The native flora is native or indigenous to a particular area. This means that the plants occur naturally in these areas.

7.Agricultural or horticultural flora, also known as garden flora, includes the plants that are grown by humans.


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