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Geographical Distribution of Spartina Anglica C. E. Hubbard in China

Author: Chung, Chung-Hsin

Source: Bulletin of Marine Science, Volume 33, Number 3, July 1983 , pp. 753-758(6)

Publisher: University of Miami - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

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This is the first report of Spartina anglica in China ever presented in an international symposium. China introduced this neophyte mainly in 1963 from England for the purpose of land reclamation. A contrast of geographical environments of England, with special reference to southeast England, and China is made. There are more than 100 locations of S. anglica in about 90 cities and counties of every coastal province, from 40°53′N to 21°30′N. The total area distribution approximates 33,000 ha. Jiangsu ranks highest with 18,700–22,000 ha, Zhejiang second with 6,900–8,400, Shandong 3,000, Fujian 1,000, Hebei 970, Guangxi 153 and Liaoning 70. East China contains about four-fifths of the total hectarage, north China much less and south China the least. Problems of geographical distribution are discussed and preliminary explanations are suggested.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: July 1, 1983

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