INVESTIGATION ON WILD RESOURCES OF FRAGARIA IN SICHUAN AND NEIGHBORING REGIONS
China is one of three geographic origins of Fragaria. Sichuan province is located in the central region of southwest China, bordering with Chongqing, Shanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Yunnan, Guizhou and Tibet. Sichuan and neighboring regions cover the eastern parts of Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, Hengduan mountain ranges, Yunnan-Guizhou plateau and Qinling mountain ranges. It is thus formed by unique weather conditions and the diversity of eco-environments. Findings indicated that four species of Fragaria were distributed in the regions, including F. nilgerrensis Schlecht., F. pentaphylla Lozinsk., F. moupinensis (Franch.) Card. and F. gracilis Lozinsk. The most widely distributed species was F. nilgerrensis from 26°14-32°39N to 100°13-108°13E at the altitudes of 1034-3051 m, the second was F. moupinensis from 27°06-31°58N to 96°57-102°39E at the altitudes of 2628-4531 m, and the third was F. pentaphylla from 29°31-33°22N to 101°57-108°13E at the altitudes of 1034-3035 m. F. gracilis was rare but only existed at the higher mountains in neighboring regions between Sichuan and Shanxi. The investigation on wild Fragaria species in Sichuan and neighboring regions was useful for the germplasm collection, conservation, identification and utilization.
Hongwen Li, , Jianjun Liu, , Keling Chen, , Jian He, , Bin Guan, and Jianhui Wang, (2014). INVESTIGATION ON WILD RESOURCES OF FRAGARIA IN SICHUAN AND NEIGHBORING REGIONS. Acta Hortic. 1049, 295-300
wild species of Fragaria, germplasm resources, Sichuan and neighboring regions