Endemic shrubs in temperate arid and semiarid regions of northern China and their potentials for rangeland restoration

@inproceedings{Chu2015EndemicSI,
  title={Endemic shrubs in temperate arid and semiarid regions of northern China and their potentials for rangeland restoration},
  author={Jianmin Chu and Hongxiao Yang and Qi Lu and Xiaoyan Zhang},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2015}
}
Some endemic shrubs in arid and semiarid ecosystems are in danger of extinction, and yet they can play useful roles in maintaining or restoring these ecosystems, thus practical efforts are needed to conserve them. The shrubs Amygdalus pedunculata Pall., Amygdalus mongolica (Maxim.) Ricker and Ammopiptanthus mongolicus (Maxim. ex Kom.) Cheng f. are endemic species in arid and semiarid regions of northern China, where rangeland desertification is pronounced due to chronic overgrazing. In this… CONTINUE READING

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