Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2016, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (5): 502-507.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2015.0317

Special Issue: 植被生态学

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Main plant communities and characteristics of Kalamaili Ungulate Nature Reserve in east Junggar Basin

Wen-Xuan XU, Wei-Kang YANG*, Chi ZHANG, Mu-Yang WANG   

  1. Key Laboratory of Biogeography and Bioresources in Arid Land, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ürümqi 830011, China
  • Online:2016-05-10 Published:2016-05-25
  • Contact: Wei-Kang YANG


The main vegetation types of Kalamaili Nature Reserve in east Junggar Basin were investigated in this paper, and based on the data from 54 plot samples, the characteristics of the main desert plant communities from the main vegetation types were quantitatively described. And the results showed that, the vegetation in this reserve can be divided in to 9 major desert plant community types were recognized: Form. Haloxylon ammodendron, Form. Krascheninnikovia ceratoides, Form. Atraphaxis spinosa, Form. Reaumuria songarica, Form. Artemisia songarica, Form. Convolvulus tragacanthoides, Form. Anabasis salsa, Form. Stipa glareosa and Form. Seriphidium terrae-albae, and then, 16 associations were divided from these 9 major community types.

Key words: Junggar Basin, vegetation type, plant community, nature reserve