Vegetation Characteristics of Mankyua chejuense Habitats

제주고사리삼의 자생지 유형 및 식생 특성

  • Hyeon, Hwa-Ja (Warm-Temperate Forest Research Center, Korea Research Institute) ;
  • Moon, Myung-Ok (Department of Biology, Jeju National University) ;
  • Kim, Moon-Hong (Department of Biology, Jeju National University)
  • 현화자 (국립산림과학원 난대산림연구소) ;
  • 문명옥 (제주대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 김문홍 (제주대학교 생물학과)
  • Received : 2011.04.12
  • Accepted : 2011.05.25
  • Published : 2011.08.31


This study was conducted to investigate the habitat positional environment and vegetation properties of Mankyua chejuense. The habitats were classified into two types depending on the depth of the habitat, the ratio of rock exposure, the dominant species and the surrounding vegetation, which affected the vegetation of the habitats. The habitats with a high ratio of rock exposure showed a distinctive geographical boundary to the adjacent region and most of them were composed of trees that grow in humid environment. On the contrary, in the soil-rich habitats, the depth was shallow, soil layer was well developed, and the trees were introduced from the adjacent areas. However, the dominant species in the herbaceous layer were aquatic plants, which indicated that the habitats had the properties of wetland. Therefore, it was found that thes habitats of Mankyua chejuense have the properties similar to those of marshland. For the preservation of Mankyua chejuense, it is very important to make the habitats maintain such properties of wetland.


Swamp;Mankyua chejuense;Endangered species;Gotjawal;Dongbaek-dongsan


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