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The Biology and conservation of Taiwania cryptomerioides

Hu Yushi,Lin Jinxing,Wang Xianpu,Wei linbo   

  1. Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100044
    Institute of Developmental Biology,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,100080
  • Received:1995-03-26 Revised:1995-06-30 Online:1995-11-20 Published:1995-11-20


The paper summarizes the earlier works on the biological features of Taiwania cryptomerioides including exomorphology, internal structure of shoot apex, leaf, bark, wood, pollen and chromosome, development of reproductive organ. Moreover, literature on tissue culture, geological distribution, the causes for making the plants to the threaten state have been analysed and effective measures of conservation have been put forward as well.