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Table 1 The study communities

From: The best choices: the diversity and functions of the plants in the home gardens of the Tsang-la (Motuo Menba) communities in Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, Southwest China

Gyong-tsho (community) Elevation Terrain Surrounding vegetation No. of households* No. of home garden No. of ethno-species
A-tsang 1518 m Slope Subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest 35 2 12
Gder-kong 1599 m Broad valley Tropical mountain rain forest 50 12 80
Ge-ling 1780 m Broad valley Subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest 30 7 35
Hbras-spung 866 m Mesa Tropical rain forest 150 40 103
Jang-shing 782 m Slope Tropical rain forest 25 3 23
Spa-gdeng 1466 m Slope Subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest 35 4 45
Spo-gdong 1403 m Slope Subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest 35 2 19
Tig-gdong 850 m Broad valley Tropical rain forest 130 4 17
Zhi-rang 815 m Slope Tropical rain forest 25 4 23
  1. *The information was from the community committee of Beibeng Township