The general problem of the Florida Peninsula, Cuba, and the Caribbean, as well as the Florida Keys, population ranges of selected species would expect obvious commonalities of the three regions. Cuba with its mountains could explain some species being able to come from regions of North America; Florida with its low altitude and Caribbean climate and influence, would expect a high proportion of Caribbean species.
Rationale for the biome similarities of Cuba and FloridaEdit
The great size of Cuba, as well as its altitudinal variations would imply a large species diversity, and possible refugiums for species through changes in geologic eras. Likewise, the great width of Florida, as well as its extended north-south length, could imply diversities from North American-to-Caribbean species, for the variations of smaller localized regions tending to keep species ranges successful over timeperiod changes.
The alphabetical list of trees, genus-speciesEdit
Specifics of selected tree speciesEdit
- 'Longhorn beetles and Tree species', Overwater dispersal, Cuba, (and also Florida); (also: "Late Pleistocene synopsis")