BIOGEOGRAPHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOME PLANTSPECIES FROM A TROPICAL MONTANE RAIN FORESTIN SOUTHERN YUNNAN
- Received Date: 2004-02-06
- Publish Date: 2004-09-20
Abstract: A pristine montane rain forest was recently discovered from Mengsong of Xishuangbanna in the southern Yunnan. It attracts botanists that many primitive plant taxa across various life forms were co-existed in the montane rain forest. In order to know the biogeography of the montane rain forest, distribution patterns of some species of biogeographical importance from the montane forest were enumerated and their biogeographical implications were discussed with geological explanation. It was concluded that the montane rain forest in the southern Yunnan has strong affinity to montane rain forests in Sumatra or Southeast Asia in broad sense. It was tentatively suggested that Sumatra could be once connected to Myanmar and drifted away due to northward movement of continental Asia by bumping of India plate.
|Citation:||ZHU Hua. BIOGEOGRAPHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF SOME PLANTSPECIES FROM A TROPICAL MONTANE RAIN FORESTIN SOUTHERN YUNNAN[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2004, 14(3): 221-226.|