Resilient Dwarf Relict Plants Tell Stories Ⅱ
Since the official establishment of the East Asia Biodiversity Network (EABCN) among Russia, Mongolia, China, Korea, and Japan in 2014 to strengthen regional cooperation and conserve biodiversity of East Asia, relevant books have already been published, including “Resilient Dwarf Relict Plants Tell Stories” published in 2015, “Important Plants of East Asia II: Endemic Plant Stories” published in 2015, and “Important Plants of East Asia: Plants Tell Stories” published in 2014. Following the previous publication “Resilient Dwarf Relict Plants Tell Stories” (2015), this book is designed to collate and provide detailed botanical, ecological, and biogeographical information of fifteen small but resilient relict plants of East Asia. They could be used as bio-indicators for reconstructing past natural history or predicting vulnerable plants in the future against climate change. A wide range of literatures and relevant information including web pages are collated and presented here with minor adjustments to give detailed account on the classification, morphology, distribution, habitat environment, ecology, usage, conservation, natural history, climate change, and bio-diversity of fifteen species. The fifteen dwarf but resilient relict plants of the Korean peninsula include one gymnosperm Juniperus sibirica Burgsdorff. and the following fourteen angiosperms: Dryas octopetala var. asiatica (Nakai) Nakai, Rubus arcticus L., Chamaedaphne calyculata Moench., Ledum palustre var. latifolium Michaux, Ledum palustre var. decumbens Aiton, Ledum palustre subsp. groenlandicum (Oeder) Hultén, Phyllodoce caerulea Bab., Rhododendron dauricum L., Rhododendron brachycarpum D.Don ex G.Don, Rhododendron weyrichii Maxim., Rhododendron lapponicum subsp. parvifolium var. parvifolium T.Yamaz., Vaccinium oldhamii Miq., Vaccinium japonicum Miq., and Linnaea borealis L.. The main purpose of this work is to stimulate scientific collaboration and information exchange among EABCN member countries beyond national boundaries to understand the past, the present, and the future of plant distribution, biodiversity, and environmental change in East Asia. This book also aims to encourage international cooperation and attention to save these dwarf but resilient relict plants under global warming trend and anthropogenic disturbance.
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