The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution

The Plant Life of China: Diversity and Distribution

by Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
     
 

Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30,000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. It is embraced by a culture going back more than 3000 years, providing plants for medicinal use and some of the most valued horticultural species. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was

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Chinese plant life is estimated to include up to 30,000 species and extends from the Himalayan snow line across a diversity of habitats to the lush tropical south. It is embraced by a culture going back more than 3000 years, providing plants for medicinal use and some of the most valued horticultural species. Although for many years access to Chinese plants was limited, the present situation provides an opportunity for a new and authoritative assessment of such botanical treasure-houses as Yunnan and Sichuan.
The present book provides an overview of the subject and is fully referenced and indexed. It will be of interest to those working in agriculture, alternative medicine, plant conservation, ecology, genetics, horticulture, molecular biology and taxonomy.

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"The book gives access to interesting information which is hardly available from other sources such as medical use or a list of botanic gardens in China … . For students in China or foreign botanists intending a travel in China or seeking cooperation with China scientists, the book is … a helpful source of information." (Th. Stützel, Feddes Repertorium, Vol. 114 (3-4), 2003)

"This book is … a labour of love that distils the knowledge of plants in China of two scholars who have plenty of experience on the subject matter. … It covers a specialized niche and hence it mainly caters to readers with botanical training with a taxonomic bent, and with an interest in the highly divergent flora of a country with a long history of plant study and usage." (C. Y. Jim, China Quarterly, 2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540422570
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.77(d)

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