Chin J Plan Ecolo ›› 1988, Vol. 12 ›› Issue (2): 113-122.

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An Preliminary Study on the Vertical Belts of the Forest Vegetation on the Northern Slope of Motianling Ridge, Gansu

Shao Ji-xing   

  • Online:1988-02-10 Published:1988-02-10
  • Contact: Hu Zi-zhi

Abstract: In the paper, the characteristics of the vertical belts of the forest vegetation of the northern slope on the Motianling Mountain were discussed. using the methods of ordination and analysis of the physiognomy of the communities, which are distributed on the slope of the ridge, the following vertical belts of forest vegetation may be discerned.1. Evergreen and deciduous broad-leaf mixed forest belt at alt. 1600 m; 2. Deciduous broad-leaf forest belt at alt.1600–2100 m; 3. Coniferous and broad-leaf mixed forest belt at alt. 2100–2900m; 4. Subalpine coniferous forest belt at alt. 2900–3450m; 5. Alpine bush and meadow belt at alt. 3450m.