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Distribution and Ecological Characteristics of Native Iris Odesanensis in Mt. Naeyon

  • Ahn, Young-Hee (Department of Applied Plant Science, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Hyun (Department of Applied Plant Science, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Lee, Sung-Je (Department of Applied Plant Science, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kang, Ki-Ho (Department of Applied Plant Science, Chung-Ang University)
  • Published : 2006.12.31

Abstract

Iris odesanensis Y.N. Lee is one kind of species among 54 endangered plant species designated by the Ministry of Environment in Korea. It is very rare native plant throughout the country. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the native Iris odesanensis in Mt. Naeyon for their distribution and ecological characteristics. They were mostly distributed mid-slope of the mountain from 443m to 498m altitude. They were located lower part of valley and provided enough humid condition. They had proper light and humidity conditions as they faced south south west, south south east, and south. They were also located at the places deciduous woody plants were distributed for proper light conditions for spring blooming. Iris flowered to use light at the period before the trees thickly covered with foliage. However this unfavorable light condition caused low percentage as 7.04% of blooming individuals in this study. In herbaceous, Vioia chaerophylloides(Regel) W. Hocker, Carex siderosticta Hance, Erythronium japonicum Decne., Oxalis obtriangulata Max., Hepatica asiatica Nakai, Lilium tsingtauense Gilg et cetera were appeared well. We propose that proper pruning of upper branches of the deciduous trees is needed for suitable light condition of management of native sites.

Keywords

Iris odesanensis;Endangered plant;Management;Native site

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