Plant Diversity ›› 2013, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 11-16.DOI: 0.7677/ynzwyj201311142

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Analysis on Eco-geographical Characteristics and Vertical Distribution of Lichens in Tianshan Daxiagu Xinjiang, China

 Kelala TAILAITI1, Abdulla ABAS2   

  1. 1 Life Scienc0e and Technology College, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China; 2 Lichens′ Research enter in Arid Zones of Northwest China, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, Chin
  • Received:2011-10-15 Online:2013-01-25 Published:2012-06-11


The lichens flora of Tianshan Daxiagu, Xinjiang were preliminarily studied according to field investigation and literature. We used the Color test (CT), Microcrystal test (MCT) and Thin layer chromatography (TLC) method to classificated the lichens species. Eightyone lichen species in 26 genera and 15 families from Tianshan Daxiagu were reported here. There are three major genera have more than 8 species, about 14.81%, 12.35% and 9.87% species respectively. The result shows that lichens flora in this region includs following nine types: Widespread species, Widespread continental regions of North Hemisphere species, EuroAsian north American species, Circumpolar arcticalpine species, Circumpolar boreal species, EuroAsian north African species, MediterraneanWest Asian and Central Asian, Temperate zone species and Endemic to China. The local lichens were divided into 8 different ecological types according to the lichens substrate and environmental condition.

Key words: Tianshan Daxiagu, Lichens, Floristic elements, Ecological type

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