This part of the world is a transition zone between subtropical and tropical growing environments. Many plant species were "discovered" by European plant explorers in this region and were then introduced to the rest of the world.

Within a genus of plants, some species may originate from one or several parts of the world. So, a plant listed here may also be "native" to other regions. Some plants that originated from Central America include:

 

 
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