Chinese Region

Many of the cultivated plants believed to have orginated in this region apparently came from the temperate and southern parts of China. Examples of widely known plants from this part of the world include bamboo, peach, litchi, walnut, persimmon, ginger, ginseng, gourds, camphor, tea, tung, soybean, buckwheat, horseradish, Chinese cabbage, and cucumber. While China is known for its centuries-old cultivation and consumption of rice, this cereal probably originated elsewhere in Asia.

China Walnut Disease

Figure 24.1 Major centers of diversity of cultivated plants according to N. I. Vavilov. Jack Harlan and his associates have abandoned these centers and have associated the plants with regions instead. See text. After Vavilov, N. I. 1951. The origin, variation, immunity and breeding of cultivated plants. K. Starr Chester, Trans. New York: The Ronald Press Company, © 1951.

Figure 24.1 Major centers of diversity of cultivated plants according to N. I. Vavilov. Jack Harlan and his associates have abandoned these centers and have associated the plants with regions instead. See text. After Vavilov, N. I. 1951. The origin, variation, immunity and breeding of cultivated plants. K. Starr Chester, Trans. New York: The Ronald Press Company, © 1951.

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