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Fengxian Burdock (Arctium lappa) Ancient Yellow River Flooding Area Case Dataset on Habitat Protection and Sustainable Development

YAO Fengteng*1CHANG Jiabing2ZHAO Chengyi2HU Chuanyin3WANG Zhenbo4WANG Zhengxing4LI Kexin4YU Bohua4CHEN Wenbo5DOKO Tomoko5LIU Chuang*4
1 Fengxian County People's Government,Fengxian 221700,Jiangsu,China2 Rural Affair and Agriculture Bureau of Fengxian County,Fengxian 221700,Jiangsu,China3 Burdock Breeding Base in Fengxian County,Fengxian 221700,Jiangsu,China4 Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing 100101,China5 Nature & Science Consulting Co. Ltd.,Yokohama 2310032,Japan


Published:Jun. 2021

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Fengxian County,burdock (Arctium lappa ),Fanlou Town,ancient Yellow River,alluvial plain,Yellow River flooding area,geographical indication product,Case 4


Fengxian County, located in the northwest of Jiangsu Province, is the hometown of Liu Bang, the first Emperor of Han Dynasty. Most of Fengxian County is an alluvial plain formed by the ancient Yellow River's repeated breach and flood, with an altitude of 39 meters. Burdock (Arctium lappa L.) is a biennial herb belonging to Arctium lappa L. in Compositae family. Its seed (Furctus Arctii) is a traditional Chinese medicine, and its fleshy root has been used as medicine and food by more people in recent years. Fengxian is known as the "hometown of burdock" in China. Fanlou town of Fengxian County is located in the plain of the Yellow River flooding area. In history, it has the tradition of planting deep-rooted crops such as burdock. After the introduction of medicinal and edible burdock varieties in 1989, burdock in Fengxian County has developed greatly and was designated as a national geographic indication product in 2013. The cases of habitat protection and sustainable development of Burdock in Fengxian include the modern demonstration planting area and breeding base of Burdock in Fanlou Town, Fengxian County. The case dataset includes the data of case boundary, geographical conditions, including climate, soil, hydrology, vegetation index, etc., the record data of Yellow River breach and flood in Fengxian since 420-1936, burdock planting, management, product variety, burdock menu and ingredients in Japanese restaurants, etc. The dataset is archived in .shp, .tif, .xlsx and .xls data formats, and consists of 117 data files with data size of 367 MB (compressed to one single file with 354 MB).Browse

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YAO Fengteng*, CHANG Jiabing, ZHAO Chengyi, HU Chuanyin, WANG Zhenbo, WANG Zhengxing, LI Kexin, YU Bohua, CHEN Wenbo, DOKO Tomoko, LIU Chuang*. Fengxian Burdock (Arctium lappa) Ancient Yellow River Flooding Area Case Dataset on Habitat Protection and Sustainable Development[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2021.

YAO Fengteng, SU Na, GU Haoyang, et al. GIES case study on Feng county burdock of the ancient Yellow River floodplain [J]. Journal of Global Change Data & Discovery, 2023, 7(2): 115-128.


[1] Yao, F. T., Liu, F., Han, X. H. Advances of burdock industry chain development in Fengxian County [J]. Agriculture and technology, 2020, 40(18): 166-168.
     [2] Xu, L. Study on ecological suitability and quality standardization of Fructus Arctii [D]. Shenyang: Liaoning University of traditional Chinese Medicine, 2010.
     [3] Kang, T. G., Dou, D. Q., Xu, L. Establishment of a Quality Marker (Q-marker) System for Chinese Herbal Medicines using Burdock as an Example[J]. Phytomedicine, 2019(54): 339-346.

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