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Flora of Hong Kong (Volume 1-4 & Master Index)
05-Aug-2013


Flora of Hong Kong
(Volume 1-4 & Master Index) published by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department is on sale at the Government Bookstore (http://www.isd.gov.hk/chi/bookorder.htm).
 
Flora of Hong Kong (Volume 1-4) describes 210 families, 1121 genera and 2541 species of native, naturalized and cultivated plants occurring in Hong Kong with a large number of line drawings and color photographs. Characteristics, habitat, distribution and flowering period etc. of each species are described in details in the Flora with detailed citations of voucher specimens and other taxonomic documents and information. An annex of illustrated plant morphology terms is also provided to help readers understand the characteristics of various plants.
 
Flora of Hong Kong is co-edited by the South China Botanical Garden and the Hong Kong Herbarium. Volume 1 was published in 2007 at the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The first volume treats 10 families in Gymnosperms and 75 families of Magnoliidae (Dicotyledons) in Angiosperms (including Magnoliaceae, Lauraceae, Malvaceae, etc.), and recorded a total of 85 families and 628 species of plants. Volume 2 and Volume 3 were published in 2008 and 2009, and recorded 56 families and 615 species of plants (from Connaraceae to Apiaceae), and 29 families and 593 species (from Loganiaceae to Asteraceae) respectively. Volume 4 describes 40 families (from Limnocharitaceae to Orchidaceae) and 713 species. Flora of Hong KongMaster Index serves as the master index for the taxa recorded in the Flora of Hong Kong, Volume 1-4.
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