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Check List of Hong Kong Plants

In the absence of an updated Flora, the Hong Kong Herbarium compiled and published the Check List of Hong Kong Plants. The first edition was a stencil version, issued in 1962. The 2nd and 3rd editions of the stencil version were published in 1965 and 1967, respectively. The 4th edition was typesetted and issued in 1974. The 5th edition was printed in 1978, and the 6th in 1993. The arrangement of flowering plants follows the classification system proposed by the British botanist John Hutchinson.

In 2001 the Hong Kong Herbarium collaborated with South China Institute of Botany to revise the Check List of Hong Kong Plants. The new Chinese edition was issued in January 2002, and the English edition in August 2002. It recorded 3,136 plant species and varieties of vascular plants. The arrangement of flowering plants follows the classification system proposed by Arthur Cronquist in 1988. The arrangement of the gymnosperm families follows the system proposed by K. Kubitzki in 1990, and that of the ferns and fern allies follows the system proposed by R.C. Ching (秦仁昌) in 1978.

In 2004, the Hong Kong Herbarium issued a pocket-size version of the Check List of Hong Kong Plants.


The new 7th edition of the Check List of Hong Kong Plants


Chinese Version:
Intro, 1, 2, 3, 4, Errata

English Version:
Intro, 1, 2, 3,Errata



 
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