Predicting Potential Distribution and Evaluating Suitable Soil Condition of Oil Tea Camellia in China
AbstractOil tea Camellia, as a major cash and oil crop, has a high status in the forestry cultivation systems in China. To meet the current market demand for oil tea Camellia, its potential distribution and suitable soil condition was researched, to instruct its cultivation and popularization. The potential distribution of oil tea Camellia in China was predicted by the maximum entropy model, using global environmental and soil databases. Then, we collected 10-year literature data about oil tea Camellia soil and applied multiple imputation and factor modeling for an in-depth analysis of soil suitability for growing of oil tea Camellia. The prediction indicated that oil tea Camellia was mainly distributed in Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Hainan, East Hubei, Southwest Anhui and most of Guangdong. Climatic factors were more influential than soil factors. The minimum temperature of the coldest month, mean temperature of the coldest quarter and annual precipitation were the most significant contributors to the habitat suitability distribution. In the cultivated area of oil tea Camellia, soil fertility was poor, organic matter was the most significant factor for the soil conditions. Based on climatic and soil factor analyses, our data suggest there is a great potential to spread the oil tea Camellia cultivation industry. View Full-Text
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Liu, C.; Chen, L.; Tang, W.; Peng, S.; Li, M.; Deng, N.; Chen, Y. Predicting Potential Distribution and Evaluating Suitable Soil Condition of Oil Tea Camellia in China. Forests 2018, 9, 487.
Liu C, Chen L, Tang W, Peng S, Li M, Deng N, Chen Y. Predicting Potential Distribution and Evaluating Suitable Soil Condition of Oil Tea Camellia in China. Forests. 2018; 9(8):487.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Caixia; Chen, Longsheng; Tang, Wei; Peng, Shaofeng; Li, Meiqun; Deng, Nan; Chen, Yongzhong. 2018. "Predicting Potential Distribution and Evaluating Suitable Soil Condition of Oil Tea Camellia in China." Forests 9, no. 8: 487.
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