Distribution pattern and species richness of Liliaceae in the Nepal Himalaya

Authors

  • Hum Kala Rana Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Santosh Kumar Rana Key Laboratory of Plant Diversity and Biogeography of east Asia, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, Yunnan 650204
  • Suresh Kumar Ghimire Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v14i1.16437

Keywords:

Conservation, DIVA GIS, Lily, Modelling

Abstract

The most important aspect of plant conservation is to predict the potential distribution and its richness in response to climate change. Contributing to the management program, this study aimed to predict the distribution and richness pattern of Liliaceae in Nepal. The BIOCLIM in DIVA GIS 7.5 model based on distribution records of 19 species belonging to three subfamilies of Liliaceae (Lilioideae, Streptopoideae and Calochortoideae) and 19 climatic variables (derived from Worldclim), revealed that Lilioideae and Streptopoideae are potentially distributed in most of the hilly and mountainous regions of Nepal; whereas Calochortoideae mostly in Eastern and very scanty in Central Nepal. Lilioideae is projected to have high species richness in Central and Western Nepal as compared to other subfamilies.

 

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Hum Kala Rana, Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

 

 

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Published

2017-01-23

How to Cite

Rana, H. K., Rana, S. K., & Ghimire, S. K. (2017). Distribution pattern and species richness of Liliaceae in the Nepal Himalaya. Our Nature, 14(1), 22–29. https://doi.org/10.3126/on.v14i1.16437

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