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《Plant Science Journal》 2018-05
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Diversity and floristic characteristics of vascular epiphytes in montane forests in the Ailao Mountains,Yunnan

Tang Dan-Dan;Wu Yi;Liu Wen-Yao;Li De-Fei;Yang Guo-Ping;Chen Quan;Zhang Ting-Ting;CAS Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology,Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,Chinese Academy of Sciences;University of Chinese Academy of Sciences;Jingdong Subtropical Botanical Garden;  
Epiphytes are important and special interlayer plants in montane forest ecosystems,which play a key role in water balance and nutrient cycling of these ecosystems. This paper systematically studied the species composition and floristic characteristics of epiphytic vascular plants in the Ailao Mountains of Yunnan Province through field investigation,herbarium examination, and related literature review. Results showed that there were 23 families,83 genera,and 218 species of vascular epiphytes in total. Epiphytic ferns were the most abundant taxa( 34 genera and 93 species),with Polypodiaceae( 17 genera and 62 species) accounting for 66.67% of these ferns. There were 13 species of Lepisorus and 10 species of Pyrrosia. Most ferns were epiphyte-lithophyte life forms. Orchidaceae( 26 genera and 65 species) was the second most abundant taxa and included 12 species of Dendrobium and eight species of Bulbophyllum. Analysis of floristic characteristics at the genus level revealed that epiphytic flora in the Ailao Mountains showed obvious tropic features and was mainly of tropical Asian distribution. As epiphytes are sensitive to environmental change and highly vulnerable to injury,recovery can be difficult once they are damaged. Therefore,more attention should be paid to protect this special and important plant group.
【Fund】: 国家自然科学基金项目(31770496 41471050 U1133605);; 云南省自然科学基金项目(2014FB184);; 中国科学院生物多样性保护策略项目(ZSSD-016);; 中国科学院“十三五”项目(2017XTBG-T01)~~
【CateGory Index】: S718.5
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