Due to its geographic and climatic diversity, the relatively small country of Nepal—occupying just 0.1% of the world's total land mass—is surprisingly rich in biological diversity. Nepal boasts 10,167 plant species, 5,891 of which are flowering. The country ranks between 25th and 30th on the global scale and 11th on the continental scale for richness in floral diversity. The medicinal and aromatic plants database for Nepal includes 1,624 species of wild, domesticated, and naturalized plant species. Of these, 1,533 are flowering plants and 92 are non-flowering.