Plant Diversity ›› 2014, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (03): 271-278.doi: 10.7677/ynzwyj201413158

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Bryoflora Characteristics of Shibing Karst World Natural Heritage Nominated Property in Guizhou*

 LI  Xiao-Na-1、2**, LONG  Ming-Zhong-3、4, LIU  Yang-1、2, LIU  Ya-Yi-1、2   

  1. 1 Institute of South China Karst, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, China; 2 The State Key Laboratory Incubation
    Base for Karst Mountain Ecology Environment of Guizhou Province, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang 550001, China;
    3 School of Geographic and Oceanographic Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China; 4 Propaganda
    Department of the Party Committee, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang 550025, China
  • Received:2013-07-29 Online:2014-05-25 Published:2013-11-18

Abstract:

Shibing karst World Natural Heritage nominated property is rich in bryophytes because of its superior geography, huge elevation difference, high heterogeneity in habitats, and little human disturbance. A total of 286 species of bryophytes (including subspecies and varieties) in 128 genera, 50 families were found. There were 43 species of Hepaticae in 23 genera, 17 families and 243 species of Musci in 105 genera, 33 families. Both the dominant families and genera suggest that the bryoflora of Shibing karst area is transitional between temperate zone and tropic. The phytogeographical elements were dominated by northern temperate elements (3712%), tropical elements (3182%) and eastern Asia elements (3030%), while areapattern of endemic to China occupied 1212%. Therefore, the bryoflora of Shibing karst area is of the nature of both the temperate and tropical elements, and possessed strong easternAsia colour and relatively high endemism. The results of comparison with other five sites show that the species abundance of Shibing karst area was higher and its bryoflora was most similar to Xiangzhigou, Malinghe and Luoping karst areas in YunnanGuizhou Bryological Region.

Key words: Phytogeographical element, Species abundance, Shibing Karst World Natural Heritage nominated property

CLC Number: 

  • Q 948