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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2005, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (1): 22-25.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2005.01.011

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Classification and geographical distribution of Leymus in China

ZHI Li1, TENG Zhong-Hua2   

  1. 1. College of horticulture, Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing 400716;
    2. College of agronomy and life science, Southwest Agricultural University, Chongqing 400716
  • Received:2004-07-12 Online:2005-03-15 Published:2016-06-14

Abstract: A new key of species of Leymus in China is presented which includes 3 sectio-ns 20 species and 2 varieties. Sect. Racemosus comprises 2 species, sect. Leymus comprises 15 species and sect. Anisopyrum comprises 3 species. Among these taxa, sect. Racemosus were described as new. In addition, the geographical distribution of Leymus in China was also reported. According to analysis and statistics, we speculate that the Altai region is the distribution center of Leymus in China.

Key words: Leymus, geographical distribution, China