J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1994, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (1): -.

• Research Articles •    

Vegetation Characteristics and Its Distribution of Qilian Mountain Region

Chen Gui-chen, Peng Min, Huang Rong-fu and Lu Xue-feng   

Abstract: The main vegetation types and distributional characteristics in the Qilian Mountain region were studies. It is shown that characteristic of the Vegetation is evidanced by eeo-geography marginal effect and plateau zone law. The vegetation of this region is affected considerably by the vegetation around the Qilian Mountain region, but is advantageous for all kinds of alpine vegetations, and has an evident similarity and an extensive unanimity with those of Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. On the other hand, the vegetation of the area has its specificity difference with the plateau plane. So, the authors consider to classify the Qilian Mountain region as the secondary unit of the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau vegetation region.

Key words: Qinghai-Xizang Plateau, The Qilian Mountain region, Vegetation, Vegetation regionalization

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