Biodiv Sci ›› 1998, Vol. 06 ›› Issue (3): 220-228.DOI: 10.17520/biods.1998033

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The present status and in-situ conservation of the rare and endangered plants in Hubei Province

GE Ji-Wen1),WU Jin-Qing2),ZHU Zhao-Quan3),YANG Jing-Yuan3),LEI Yun4)   

  1. 1) Hubei Wildlife and Forest Plant Conservation Station , Wuhan 430070
    2) Wuhan Institute of Botany , the Chinese Academy of Sciences , Wuhan  430074
    3) Hubei Shennongjia National Nature Reserve Administrative Bureau , Shennongjia Forest District  442421
    4) College of Biology ,Central China Normal University , Wuhan  430070
  • Received:1996-09-24 Revised:1998-04-01 Online:1998-08-20 Published:1998-08-20

Abstract: This paper discussed the present status and in-situ conservation of the rare and endangered plants in Hubei Province ,as well as some protective suggestions. There are 62 species of endangered plants in Hubei , which account for 15197 % of total in China. Of them , 55 species have been protected in 22 nature reserves , accounting for 8817 % of 62 endangered species. Seven species have not yet been preserved , such as Pinus dabeshanensis , Torreya jackii and Heptacodicum miconioides . Some species haven’t been effectively conservated , e. g. A mentotaxus argotaenia and Manglietia patungensis. Some plants should be ex-situ conserved , e. g. Taiwanin cryptomeriodes , Magnolia sieboldii , M. amoena , Torreya jackii and Sinojackia xylocarpa. Setting up more nature reserves ,enlarging some nature reserves ,developing much more small nature reserves and nature protected spots ,as well as taking ex-situ conservation ,are urgent at present .