Plant Diversity ›› 1992, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (04): 1-3.

• Articles •    


LI Jie   

  1. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Kunming Institute of Botany, Academia Sinica,Mengia Yunnan 666303
  • Online:1992-08-25 Published:1992-08-25

Abstract: From the study of the geographical distribution of Lauraceous 22 genera and 209 species in Yunnan Province, the distribution-patterns of genera and species are discussed. The distribution-patterns of genera are divided: Pantropic, Tropical Asia, Eastern Asia-North America, Tropical America and Tropical Asia, as well as Endemic in China. From the analysis of the primitive forms in Yunnan Province, the author discussed the origin of related genera. Furthermore, the author also counted up the number of Lauraceous plants for each genus in relation to the floristic regionalization in Yunnan Province. The distribution-patterns of spe-cies are divided: Tropical America, Old World Tropic, Tropical Asia, Mediterranean, Eastern Asia and Endemic in China. From the analysis of the distribution-patterns of 209 species in Yunnan Province, it was found that SE Yunnan is of great abandance in endemic species.

Key words: Lauraceae