KIB OpenIR  > 离退休
The Tanaka-Kaiyong line - An important floristic line for the study of the flora of East Asia
Li, XW; Jie, L
AbstractThe "Tanaka-Kaiyong Line" is a line separating two Aoristic subkingdoms of East Asia, the Sino-Japanese to the east and the Sino-Himalayan to the west. It lies in the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in China. It is comprised of the "Tanaka Line of Citrus Distribution" in Yunnan province and the "Kaiyong Line of Orchid Distribution" in Sichuan province, which nearly connect at the border of NW Yunnan and SW Sichuan. Alter a sun ey of the distribution patterns of some genera, we are sure that it exists. The Tanaka-Kaiyong Line is significant not only for the subdivision of the East Asia Kingdom and the Aoristic regionalization of China, but also for the separation of some critical species and the study of vicariance. Moreover, three important Aoristic regions, the Hengduan Mountain region, Central China region, and Dian-Qian-Gui region, which are noted for species abundance, endemism, and high speciation, are situated near this Line. Compared with Sino-Himalayan genera, the Sino-Japanese are more completely separated by the Tanaka-Kaiyong Line, possibly due to their different florogenetic backgrounds and different times of origin. Additionally it seems that the centers of biodiversity (or abundance centers) of Chinese endemic genera on each side of the Tanaka-Kaiyong Line are different. The centers on the west side of the Line are mainly neoendemic, but those on the east are mainly paleoendemic. This difference may be caused by geological-geomorphological patterns and the large-scale climatic conditions in China. The formation of Hengduan Mountain and Yunnan Plateau, which was induced by the uplifting of the Himalayas, greatly affected the Aoristic nature of western Last Asia and, therefore, the floristic distributions that led us to define the Tanaka-Kaiyong Line have probably arisen since that time.
Subject AreaPlant Sciences
Indexed BySCI
WOS Research AreaPlant Sciences
WOS SubjectPlant Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000071553500008
Citation statistics
Document Type期刊论文
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Kunming 650204, Yunnan, Peoples R China
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Li, XW,Jie, L. The Tanaka-Kaiyong line - An important floristic line for the study of the flora of East Asia[J]. ANNALS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN,1997,84(4):888-892.
APA Li, XW,&Jie, L.(1997).The Tanaka-Kaiyong line - An important floristic line for the study of the flora of East Asia.ANNALS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN,84(4),888-892.
MLA Li, XW,et al."The Tanaka-Kaiyong line - An important floristic line for the study of the flora of East Asia".ANNALS OF THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN 84.4(1997):888-892.
Files in This Item: Download All
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
201209210002.pdf(4369KB) 开放获取--View Download
Related Services
Recommend this item
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Li, XW]'s Articles
[Jie, L]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Li, XW]'s Articles
[Jie, L]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Li, XW]'s Articles
[Jie, L]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: 201209210002.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
This file does not support browsing at this time
All comments (0)
No comment.

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.