Plants of China: A Companion to the Flora of China

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De-Yuan Hong, Stephen Blackmore
Cambridge University Press, 23 Apr 2015
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The flora of China is astonishing in its diversity. With 32,500 species of vascular plants, over fifty per cent of which are endemic, it has more botanical variety than anywhere else in the world and provides unbroken connections to all its landscapes - from tropical to subtropical, temperate and boreal forests. This book tells the story of the plants of China: from the evolution of the flora through time to the survey of the bioclimatic zones, soundly based on chapters with information on climate, physical geography and soils. The history of botany and its study are also examined, with chapters dedicated to forestry, medicinal plants and ornamentals, with the changing flora, aliens, extinction and conservation also discussed. An essential read for years to come, The Plants of China shows that an understanding of the flora of China is crucial to interpreting plant evolution and fossil history elsewhere in the world.
 

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Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Global Significance of Plant Diversity in China
7
Chapter 3 Physical Geography
35
Chapter 4 Climate
55
Chapter 5 Soils
71
Chapter 6 Origin and Development of the Chinese Flora
86
Chapter 7 History of Vegetation in China
103
Chapter 8 The Vegetation of China Today
120
Chapter 16 Crop Plants and their Wild Relatives
283
Chapter 17 Economic Forest Plants
309
Chapter 18 Medicinal Plants
324
Chapter 19 Ornamental Plants
342
Chapter 20 Major Introduced Economic Plants
357
Chapter 21 Other Important Economic Plants
383
Chapter 22 Naturalized and Invasive Plants in China
397
Chapter 23 The Extinction Crisis
407

Chapter 9 Floristic Elements of the Chinese Flora
158
Chapter 10 Phytogeographical Regions of China
176
Chapter 11 Development of Chinese Botany
205
Chapter 12 Plant Exploration in China
212
Chapter 13 History of Chinese Botanical Institutions
237
Chapter 14 History of and Recent Advances in Plant Taxonomy
256
Chapter 15 Introduction to Economic Plants
279
Chapter 24 Conservation Strategies
418
Chapter 25 Prospects for the Future
446
Index to Scientific Names
453
Appendix Table of Chinese Dynasties
473
Figure Credits
474
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Hong De-Yuan is Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. In 2012 he was awarded the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Lachlan Macquarie Medal, in recognition of his outstanding achievement in helping protect plant biodiversity.

Stephen Blackmore CBE FRSE is Queen's Botanist and Honorary Fellow at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, where he was previously the Regius Keeper. Before that he was Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum in London. His research has concentrated in the area of palynology, microscopy and systematics and his achievements have been recognised by three Linnean Society medals.

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