Many plant species were "discovered"
plant explorers in this region and were
then introduced to the rest of the world.
Most of the areas in South America fall into
subtropical zones. Plants
throughout this region have been spread
throughout the world for both landscape and
greenhouse (indoor) use.
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 South America include: