Plant Diversity ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (03): 357-364.DOI: 10.7677/ynzwyj201514097

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Investigation of Germplasm Resources of the Genus Rhododendron in Baili Nature Reserve in Guizhou

 ZHANG  Chang-Qin-1, HUANG  Cheng-Ling-2, HUANG  Jia-Yong-2, WANG  Ling-Jun-2, ZHANG  Jing-Li-3, SUN  Wei-Bang-1, MA  Yong-Peng-1   

  1. 1 Kunming Botanical Garden, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650201, China; 2 Baili
    Rhododendron Nature Reserve, Bijie, Guizhou 551614, China;3 Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming 650204, China
  • Received:2014-07-02 Online:2015-05-25 Published:2014-09-15
  • Supported by:

    中国科学院、贵州省院地合作项目 (省地院合20112)


In this study, we investigated Rhododendrons in Baili Rhododendron nature reserve and recorded species and detailed information of their distributions. A total of 33 species belonging to 6 subgenus, 4 sections and 11 subsecions were observed and the altitudes were ranging from 1300m to 1800m. In general, most Rhododendron species grew together in their typical habitats whereas a few species occurred fragmentally. In addition, we evaluated the conservation status of these 33 Rhododendron species. On the basis of available information, we addressed some problems taking into account the population structure and development of tourism, and suggestions regarding conservation and utilization of Rhododendrons were finally proposed.

Key words: Rhododendron, Plant resources, Conservation strategies

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