CHINESE ACERACEOUS GERMPLASM RESOURCE ANALYSIS: A CASE FROM KUNMING
Most Acer species and cultivars are known for their graceful tree performance and the beautiful leaves with higher ornamental values. We surveyed and analyzed 15 parks in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. Based on SBE (Scenic Beauty Estimation Procedures) method, a quantitative analysis of 56 aceraceous sceneries were made . We also evaluated the germplasm resources and application of aceraceous plants in Kunming. In total 60 species of colored plants had been applied in Kunming parks, but only 7 species of aceraceous plants could be found in these parks, which implies a great potential to apply acerceous plants in Kunming landscape development. Some wild germplasm resources in the genus Acer were proposed for future uses in horticulture and gardening. Strategies for conserving aceraceous plants were also discussed, based on the status of some rare and endangered species.
Tong Xin , and Chunlin Long , (2015). CHINESE ACERACEOUS GERMPLASM RESOURCE ANALYSIS: A CASE FROM KUNMING. Acta Hortic. 1087, 289-297
aceraceous plants, horticultural values, diversity, scenic beauty estimation