The first provenance test on 16 provenances of Fokienia hodginsii from 6 provinces such as Fujian Province,Hunan Province etc.,was carried out in Yongtai nursery garden. With statistical methods,such as variance and correlation analysis,the genetic variations of Fokienia hodginsii were studied,based on the investigation of 1 year old seedling traits from different provenances. The results showed there were abundant variations within the Fokienia hodginsii and significant or very significant differences among provenances in seedling height,diameter,lateral branch ,dry/wet weight of stem or root etc. The variations were mainly controlled by genetic factors.There was very significant correlation between different organs of seedling of different provenances in biomass distribution. According to this analysis,6 superior provenances were tentatively selected They were Longyan,Daoxian,Dehua,Xianyou,Liping and Shangyou provenance,whose average genetic gain of their height and diameter were 16 53% and 8 42% respectively.The selection effect was very striking.
Journal of Fujian College of Forestry