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The collection of vascular plants is the main collection of the MGC Herbarium. Its associated database, called MGC-Cormof, aims to computerise and publish the associated dataofthe morethan 93,000 specimens deposited in the collection, of which morethan 98% of the samples are identified at the species level.

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The 93,000 vouchers of the MGC-Cormof collection are grouped into 245 families, 1624 genera, 6304 species and 8080 taxa (including infraspecific categories). Most of the specimens are angiosperms (94%), followed by ferns and fern allies (4.9%) and gymnosperms (1.1%). The main families in order of abundance are Compositae (10.4%), Gramineae (9.5%), Leguminosae (9.4%), Labiatae (7.0%), Caryophyllaceae (4.9%), Cruciferae (3.9%), Scrophulariaceae (3.6%), Cistaceae (3.1%), Umbelliferae (2.6%) and Liliaceae (2.1%). Main genera in order of abundance are Teucrium (2.19%), Silene (1.60%), Asplenium (1.36%), Linaria (1.19%), Helianthemum (1.10%), Quercus (1.09%), Centaurea (1.08%), Galium (1,06%), Trifolium (1,04%) and Cistus (0.98%). It is important to mention that this collection contains a wide representation of plants from several Protected Areas of southern Spain, as well as endemic, threatened, invasive and ornamental species.

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Most of the specimens belong to the Western Mediterranean Region, mainly Southern Spain (Andalusia 84.6% of vouchers) and Northern Morocco (2.1%). Andalusia is composed of 8 provinces, Malaga province being the most important with 57% of vouchers, followed by Cádiz (8.1%) and Granada (8%). More over, 11.2% of the specimens belong to the rest of Spain and 2.1% to 50 countries mainly distributed between Europe, Africa and South America.

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