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TableĀ 3 Geographical distribution groups of non-endemic angiosperm species in Taiwan (NEAST)

From: Investigation of floristic similarities between Taiwan and terrestrial ecoregions in Asia using GBIF data

Distribution group Type Distribution range Number of species
Widely distribution (Group A) A-I Widely distribution from tropical through subtropical to temperate ecoregions or to cold winter deserts 27
Tropical distribution (Group B) B-I Tropical islands, Indochina, India, and few species reach Japan 156
B-II Tropical islands 138
B-III India and Indochina 27
B-IV Indochina, Hainan, southeast coast of China 24
Tropical to subtropical distribution (Group C) C-I Tropical islands, Indochina, India, southern slope of Qin-zang Plateau; south, central and north China 398
C-II Tropical islands, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau and south, central and north China 33
C-III Indochina, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China 232
Tropical to temperate distribution (Group D) D-I Tropical islands, Indochina, India, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau; south, central and north China, Japan, Korea, northeast China 74
D-II Tropical islands, Indochina, India, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau; south, central and north China, Japan, Korea, northeast China, Mongolia, Altai 25
D-III From Indochina and India toward north to Siberia 17
D-IV Indochina, India, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, Xinjiang, south, central, north and northeast China, Japan, Korea 57
D-V Tropical islands, Indochina, India, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China, Korea and Japan 233
D-VI Tropical islands, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China, Korea and Japan 46
D-VII Indochina, India, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China, Korea and Japan 84
D-VIII Indochina, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China, Korea and Japan 55
Subtropical distribution (Group E) E-I Hainan, southeast coast of China, southeast, central and north China 101
E-II Hainan, southeast coast of China, southern slope of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central and north China, Korea 164
Subtropical to temperate distribution (Group F) F-I Southern slopes of Qing-zang Plateau, Tibet, Xinjiang, south, central, north, and northeast China, Japan, Korea and Siberia 26
F-II Hainan, southeast coast of China, Southern slopes of Qing-zang Plateau, Tibet, Xinjiang, south, central, north, and northeast China, Japan, Korea and Siberia 50
F-III Southern slopes of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central, and north China Japan and Korea 35
F-IV Hainan, southeast coast of China, Southern slopes of Qing-zang Plateau, Tibet, Xinjiang, south, central, north, and northeast China, and Korea 30
F-V southeast coast of China, Southern slopes of Qing-zang Plateau, south, central, and north China Japan and Korea 152
F-VI Hainan, southeast coast of China, south, central, and north China, Japan 94
Temperate distribution (Group G) G-I Northeast China, Japan and Korea, few species reach Hainan, southeast coast of China and tropical islands 150
  1. The NEASTs were categorized into 7 distribution groups and 25 types according to their distribution ranges in Asia. Descriptions of geographical distribution ranges and numbers of angiosperm species of each type were listed in the table
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