J Syst Evol ›› 1977, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (1): 8-28.

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The Important Herbage in the Pasture of China

Gong Xie   

  • Published:1977-05-18

Abstract: The natural grasslands of China are complex. There are meadow-, steppe-, desertsteppe grasslands etc. There are 2,520 species of wild herbage belonging to 512 genera, 88 families in the natural grasslands. According to the productive need for grazing, the characteristics of grassland type and the bioecological peculiarities of the herbage, it is necessary to choose the excellent species of herbage for improvenment of the natural grassland and for use in cultivation, but not to limit to any particular genus or family. Basing on this principle the author recommended 46 species of herbage and simply described their bioecological characteristics, nutrition value and use for introduction of every species.