TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 1995, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 263-271.

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BASIC FEATURES OF SEED PLANT FLORA IN TAIWAN AREA

Fang Bizhen1, Zhuo Zhengda2   

  1. 1. Guangzhou Institute of Geography, 510070;
    2. Department of Geography, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631
  • Received:1995-03-01 Online:1995-07-30 Published:1995-07-30

Abstract:

The seed plant flora in Taiwan Area is characterized by its rich composition,complicated geographical distribution,and plentiful ancient and endemic components.Seed plant flora in Taiwan has 3825 species naturally distributed belonging to 186 families and 1206 genera.The flora mainly consists of tropical components,most of which is pan-tropic,then the tropical Asia components while the temperate components also account for a large proportion.Ancient Gymnosperms and Angiosperms such as Cycadaceae,Magnoliaceae,etc.are distributed in the area.There are 1068 endemic species which account for 27.9% of the total amount in the flora.

Key words: Seed plant flora, Basic feature, Taiwan Area