Macaronesia comprises the volcanic oceanic archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira, Salvage Islands, Canary Islands and Cape Verdes.
Macaronesian research in the Plant division is concerned with:
- documenting diversity patterns in the region’s flora
- testing hypotheses to explain those patterns
- using the Macaronesian flora as a model to explore more general questions in plant systematics and biogeography