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Floral species

  The proposed Xiangxi Global Geopark is characterized by diverse climate, abundant rainfall, warm and humid conditions. Therefore, it is endowed with favorable natural conditions, which, together with the external conditions, result in rich floral resources. The geopark is home to 2,206 species of vascular plants under 897 genera and 209 families. 
  Xiangxi Geopark is rich in biodiversity, with a significant ecological value. Its flora belongs to the central China area of China-Japan Forest Flora Sub-region, Pan-Arctic kingdom. The plants that are distributed in tropical, subtropical and temperate zones take up 45.35%, 98.55% and 43.64% of the total plants in the region, respectively. The geopark supports 2,206 species of vascular plants, belonging to 209 families and 897 genera. Of them, eight species (e.g., Davidia involucrata var. vilmoriniana, Bretschneidera sinensis, Manglietia decidua and Bretschneidera sinensis ) are under first-class state protection, while 17 species are under second-class state protection (Table 1-1, Figure 1-2 to Figure 1-7).


Figure 1-2 Taxus wallichiana var.chinensis
            
Figure 1-3 Davidia involucrata

Figure 1-4  Liriodendron chinense
          
Figure 1-5 Metasequoia glyptostroboides
  Table 1-1 List of rare, endangered and endemic plants in Xiangxi Geopark

Latin name

Endangered category

State protection

Endemism

Metasequoia glyptostroboides

EN

First-class

Endemic to China

Davidia involucrate var. vilmoriniana

DD

First-class

Endemic to China

Ginkgo biloba

CR

First-class

Endemic to China

Bretschneidera sinensis

NT

First-class

-

Cypripedium japonicum

LC

First-class

-

Taxuswallichiana var. mairei

VU

First-class

-

Taxuswallichiana var. chinensis

VU

First-class

-

Manglietia decidua

VU

First-class

Endemic to China

Ormosiahosiei

EN

Second-class

Endemic to China

Eurycorymbuscavaleriei

LC

Second-class

Endemic to China

Bletillastriata

EN

Second-class

 

Pseudotsugasinensis var. sinensis

LC

Second-class

Endemic to China

Liriodendronchinense

LC

Second-class

 

Houpoeaofficinalis

NT

Second-class

Endemic to China

Torreyafargesii var. fargesii

VU

Second-class

Endemic to China

Huperziaserrata

VU

Second-class

 

Zeniainsignis

VU

Second-class

 

Pseudolarixamabilis

VU

Second-class

Endemic to China

Micheliachapensis

NT

Second-class

 

Cephalotaxusoliveri

VU

Second-class

Endemic to China

Phoebebournei

VU

Second-class

Endemic to China

Ormosiahenryi

VU

Second-class

 

Dysosmaversipellis

VU

Second-class

Endemic to China

Toona ciliata var. pubescens

 

Second-class

Endemic to China

Emmenopteryshenryi

    NT

Second-class

Endemic to China



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