(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1991)

Document title

Zonation of flora and vegetation of the northern declivity of the Karakoram/Kunlun mountains (SW Xinjiang China)

published at : Tibet and High-Asia. Results of the Sino-German joint expeditions (II)

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Botanical results of the « Sino-German Joint Expedition to K2, 1986 » are presented with remarks on vegetation of SW Kashgaria, the W Kunlun Shan and the N declivity of the central Karakoram mountains. The vertical and horizontal zonation of the vegetation and flora of a cross-section of the Karakoram/Kunlun N declivity from the edge of the Tarim basin to the summit-pyramid of K2 is outlined. An annotated list of 301 species collected is given. Floristical and vegetation features of the Karakoram/Kunlun N declivity are discussed in connection with environmental factors and their variation, and in relation to pleistocene glaciation


Thematical fascicle

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 1991, vol. 25, no 2-3 [pp. 265-284]

Bibliographic references : 47 réf.



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