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Are there any native plants in Taiwan?

How is the diversity of forest vegetation in Taiwan strongly structured?

  • The diversity of forest vegetation in Taiwan is strongly structured by the temperature and moisture gradient. Along the temperature gradient, five altitudinal zones can be recognized.

What are the ecoregions of Taiwan?

  • The east side of the island rises steeply from the Pacific, while the west side includes some coastal plains that lie adjacent to the East China Sea. Taiwan includes two ecoregions. Taiwan subtropical evergreen forests occupy most of the island including its mountainous interior.

What is the flora like in the Alpine district of Taiwan?

  • The Alpine district of Taiwan has distinctly different flora than the rest of the country. The alpine district pertains mostly of boreal and temperate vegetation such as Botrychium lunar, Lycopodium selago appressum, Osmunda cinnamomea, etc. The Upper montane/subalpine district, similar to the alpine district, is temperate to cool temperate.

image-Are there any native plants in Taiwan?
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