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The Plant Life of China

Diversity and Distribution

  • Geoffrey P. Chapman
  • Yin-Zheng Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 3-12
    3. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 13-22
    4. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 23-35
    5. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 37-44
  3. Growth Forms: Some Representative Taxa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 47-88
    3. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 89-101
    4. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 103-110
    5. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 111-122
    6. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 123-134
  4. Some Major Genera

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 137-144
    3. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 145-154
    4. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 155-162
    5. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 163-172
  5. Conservation and the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 175-181
    3. Geoffrey P. Chapman, Yin-Zheng Wang
      Pages 183-191
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-257

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Biodiversity Biodiversität, pflanzliche China Pflanzengeographie TCM conservation ecology pflanzliche Biodiversität

Authors and affiliations

  • Geoffrey P. Chapman
    • 1
  • Yin-Zheng Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Wye, Ashford, KentUK
  2. 2.Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP. R. China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04838-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07599-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04838-2
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