Location and General Description
Types and Severity of Threats
Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Ecoregion boundaries were derived from the ‘Cyclobalanopsis’ and ‘Castanopsis-Machilus’ regions on the Taiheiyo side of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu (Miyawaki 1975). This corresponds with lower altitude areas within the "Pacific floral district" in Shimizu (1975).
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