Plant Diversity ›› 2007, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (06): 687-693.

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A Community Ecology Study on Deciduous Monsoon Forest of Lower Reaches of Luozha River in Yunxian County

LI Qing-Hui1 , 2 , ZHU Hua1, WANG Hong1 , ZHOU Shi-Shun1   

  1. 1 Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650223 , China;
    2 Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049 , China
  • Received:2006-12-14 Online:2007-12-25 Published:2007-12-25
  • Contact: ZHU Hua

Abstract: Luozha River is a first branch of Lancang River in its middle section . A less known deciduous monsoon forest was recently discovered on the dry-hot banks of Luozha River. The deciduous monsoon forest is 15 - 20m tall with Lannea coromandelicaColona floribundaMallotus philippensis as the dominant tree species, and Microstegium ciliatumEupatorium odoratumAgeratum conyzoides are the dominant species in the shrub-herb layer . The species richness is higher in the shrub-herb layer than in the tree layer .Most of the trees have DBH ( diameter breast height) between 5 - 10 cm, and
big trees with large DBH are fewer .Compared with the tropical montane rain forest and the evergreen broad-leaved forest in southern Yunnan , the deciduous monsoon forest has lower species richness index than the tropical montane rain forest , but close to the monsoon evergreen broad-leaved forest .

Key words: Deciduous monsoon forest

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