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Plant Biodiversity in the Indian River Lagoon

Plants comprised 11.6% of the total species biodiversity documented in the original IRL Species Inventory. The Tracheophyta (vascular plants), accounted for over half (50.9%) of all plants inventoried.  The Rhodophyta (red algae) accounted for 25.6% of species diversity, while the Chlorophyta (green algae), and the Phaeophyta (brown algae) accounted for 15.6% and 7.9% respectively.

Group

# Species

Division Tracheophyta

584

Division Rhodophyta

74

Division Chlorophyta

56

Division Phaeophyta

24