Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 805–815 | Cite as

Ecological suitability assessment and introduction experiment on Rosa damascena trigintipetala in Sichuan Province, China

  • Xiao-lan Wang
  • Chun-jiang SuEmail author
  • Li Peng
  • Hai-e Wang
  • Hai-ming Wang
  • Wei Liu
  • Ping Li
  • Yan Fang


This study comprehensively considered the climate, soil, terrain, and land-use type conditions suitable for Rosa damascena trigintipetala and further established an ecological suitability evaluation model of R. damascena trigintipetala in Sichuan Province, China, based on geographic information systems (GIS) and Agro-Ecological Zone (AEZ) models; then we assessed the different ecological suitability grades for this species in Sichuan Province of China and summarized the suitable land areas and spatial distribution pattern for R. damascena trigintipetala. The results show that the suitable areas (which contain highly suitable, generally suitable, and critically suitable areas) for R. damascena trigintipetala are 307.268×104 hm2, which accounts for 6.34% of the total provincial area. Results also indicate that shrub land and open forest land are the major land-use types suitable for R. damascena trigintipetala, with the suitable areas of 303.162×104 hm2 (6.25% of the total provincial area). An introduction test was conducted in one of the suitable areas, Xichang City, which demonstrated that R. damascena trigintipetala grows well at the experimental sites. The quality of rose oil extracted from R. damascena trigintipetala planted in Xichang meets the Bulgaria Rose Oil Standard, thus verifying the accuracy and reliability of the ecological suitability assessment results.


Rosa damascena trigintipetala Ecological suitability Introduction Agro-ecological zone Sichuan Province 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao-lan Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chun-jiang Su
    • 1
    Email author
  • Li Peng
    • 1
  • Hai-e Wang
    • 3
  • Hai-ming Wang
    • 1
  • Wei Liu
    • 3
  • Ping Li
    • 4
  • Yan Fang
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Mountain Hazards and EnvironmentChinese Academy of SciencesChengduChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Sichuan Academy of Agricultural SciencesChengduChina
  4. 4.Southwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  5. 5.Sichuan Technology and Business CollageDujiangyanChina

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