J Integr Plant Biol. ›› 1987, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (2): -.

• Research Articles •    

A Preliminary Study on the Relationship Between the Pollen Percentages in Forest Surface Samples and Surrounding Vegetation on west Mountain of Kunming, Yuunan

Wu Yu-shu and Sun Xiang-jun   

Abstract: Pollen analysis of five moss patches collected from the forest floor on West Mountain of Kunming (N 24˚57', E 102˚37') provided informations about the quantitative relations between pollen content and coverage of principal plant taxa. Vegetational data with coverage are estimated from each sampling site within the range of 30 m. Trees were calculated in percentage of the total arboreal, herbs and ferns are respectively computed as percentages of the latter two sorts. A preliminary R-value was estimated. According to the difference of R-values, the pollen types could be divided into two groups: 1. R> 1, means overreprsented the type containing Pinus, Alnus, Cyclobalanopsis, Artemisia, and ferns; 2, R <1, means under-represented the type containing Keteleeria and Michelia. But the differences in the values for RPinus, RAlnus etc. in five samples reflected the significant differences in pollen productivity or pollen dispersal efficiency of Pinus, Alnus, etc. Therefore, the ratio of R-value was equal. Five genera have been calculated. The relative R-values for five tree species were: Ra:Rb:Rc:Rd:Re=l:21:5:25:30 (a. Keteteeria; b. Cyclobalanopsis; c. Castanopsis; d. Pinus and e. Alnus). These computations are only a rough estimate because the samples are too few.

Key words: West Mountain of Kunming, Surface sample, R-value, Ratio of R-values

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