Phytogeographical analysis of seed plant genera in China.

@article{Qian2006PhytogeographicalAO,
  title={Phytogeographical analysis of seed plant genera in China.},
  author={Hong Qian and Silong Wang and Jin-Sheng He and Junli Zhang and Lisong Wang and Xianli Wang and Ke J Guo},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2006},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={1073-84}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A central goal of biogeography and ecology is to uncover and understand distributional patterns of organisms. China has long been a focus of attention because of its rich biota, especially with respect to plants. Using 290 floras from across China, this paper quantitatively characterizes the composition of floristic elements at multiple scales (i.e. national, provincial and local), and explores the extent to which climatic and geographical factors associated with each flora… CONTINUE READING