Rendiconti Lincei

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 79–85 | Cite as

β -diversity and phytogeographical patterns in the Ding Hu Shan Reserve (Guangdong-South China) forest vegetation

Some statistical features of the forest vegetation in the Ding Hu Shan Biosphere Reserve have been investigated; β -diversity with the procedure proposed by Itow and centralisation using an original index based on chorotypes frequence

  • Erika Pignatti
  • Sandro Pignatti
  • Cheng-Chiu Huang
  • Guang-Qi Ding
  • Zhong-Liang Huang


The primary forest is characterized by high values of diversity and elevate centralisation, whereas secondary vegetation presents lower figures.

Key words

Tropical forests China Diversity Index of centralisation 


Diversità di tipo β e caratteri fitogeografici nella riserva di Ding Hu Shan. Alcuni caratteri statistici della vegetazione forestale della Riserva della Biosfera di Ding Hu Shan nella Cina méridionale sono stati studiati: β -diversità mediante l’applicazione del metodo proposto da Itow e centralizzazione mediante un indice originale. La foresta primaria è caratterizzara da valori elevati di diversità e di centralizzazione, mentre la foresta secondaria présenta valori inferiori.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erika Pignatti
    • 3
  • Sandro Pignatti
    • 4
  • Cheng-Chiu Huang
    • 2
  • Guang-Qi Ding
    • 1
  • Zhong-Liang Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Ding Hu Shan Nature ReserveZhao Qing GuangdongCina
  2. 2.South China Institute of BotanyAcademia SinicaGuangzhouCina
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversité degli Studi di TriesteTrieste
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Biologia VegetaleUniversità degli Studi di Roma «La Sapienza»Roma

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