Eastern Asia: Eastern Japan, stretching southward

  • Scientific Code
  • Ecoregion Category
  • Size
    16,200 square miles
  • Status
  • Habitats


Location and General Description

Biodiversity Features

Current Status

Types and Severity of Threats

Justification of Ecoregion Delineation
Ecoregion boundaries were derived from the ‘Sasamorpho Fagion crenatae’ region on the Nihonkai side of Honshu (Miyawaki 1975), within the Pacific floral district in Shimizu (1975). Communities of Fagus crenata- Miricacalia and Fagus crenata-Cornus kousa are typical here. Undergrowth consists largely of Sasa, a type of bamboo.

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