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Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador

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Table 9. The estimated area of the elevation zones, number of species per elevation zone (bold), number of shared species between the zones (lower left), and Sørensen's Index of similarity (upper right).

  0 – 500m 500 – 1000m 1000 – 1500m 1500 – 2000m 2000 – 2500m 2500 – 3000m 3000 – 3500m 3500 – 4000m 4000 – 4500m > 4500m
Area (km2) 150,000 26,000 15,000 19,000 19,800 13,200 13,200 8,800 3,000 2,000
0 – 500m 6545 0.57 0.36 0.20 0.12 0.08 0.03 0.01 0.00 0.00
500 – 1000m 3275 4960 0.59 0.35 0.20 0.12 0.06 0.03 0.00 0.00
1000 – 1500m 2009 2801 4527 0.55 0.34 0.22 0.11 0.04 0.01 0.00
1500 – 2000m 1073 1562 2376 4071 0.59 0.38 0.23 0.09 0.02 0.00
2000 – 2500m 621 908 1433 2336 3908 0.63 0.40 0.18 0.06 0.01
2500 – 3000m 399 546 918 1528 2444 3911 0.63 0.31 0.12 0.02
3000 – 3500m 159 227 410 777 1316 2103 2729 0.54 0.25 0.05
3500 – 4000m 50 80 128 233 459 815 1076 1292 0.55 0.14
4000 – 4500m 8 11 25 51 126 259 410 507 568 0.32
> 4500m 0 0 1 4 17 44 72 98 111 121

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