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Bulletin of Botanical Research ›› 2006, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (2): 169-175.doi: 10.7525/j.issn.1673-5102.2006.02.013

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Community characteristics of natural Pinus tabulaeformis forest in Hilly Loess Regions

ZHANG Xi-Biao;GUO Xiao-Qiang;SHANGGUAN Zhou-Ping;LIU Fu-Shun   

  1. 1.Department of Life Science, Longdong University, Qingyang 745000 2.State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Chinese Academy of Science, Yangling 712100
  • Received:1900-01-01 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2006-03-20 Published:2006-03-20
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Abstract: The community characteristics of natural Pinus tabulaeformis forest distributed in Hilly Loess Regions were investigated. the results showed that were 67 seed plants belonging to 23 families,54 generas.belonged to temperate biome,As regards to the physiognomy of the community Hemicryptophyta made up 75.9% of the total, dominating the community.In the community,96 species with middle-sized leaves made up 57.8%,and there were 139 single leaf species accounted for 83.7% of the total, There was a complicated vertical structure in the community,which could be divided into three layers:Arbor layer,shrub layer and herb layer.In addition,there were also a lot of inter-stratum plants in the community.It is also found that the lack of seedlings,saplings and small trees was due to both the selfthinning caused by intraspecific competition and the alien-thinning by inter-specific competition for the light resource in the stand.The dynamics of the community showed that the community was stable and in a process of development.

Key words: Dioscorea opposita Hilly Loess Regions, Pinus tabulaeformis, community characteristics, spatial distribution pattern

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