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Number of plants on Earth






Here is the number of plants in the world :

Among plants, phytoplankton accounts for the largest share, with more than 99% of the total plant world. For every human, there are 400 trees and 40,000 plants.

There are more than 400,000 plant species (as opposed to 5,000 for mammals).

There is a total of 500 setpillion (million of quintillion) of plants on the planet.

Number of plants on Earth
PlantTypePopulationSource yearSource
PhytoplanktonsPlant5 x 10^262017W3Ask estimation
Other algaePlant3 x 10^172017W3Ask estimation
PlantsPlant3 x 10^162017W3Ask estimation
TreesPlant3 x 10^122015The Independant













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