A book titled "Checklist of Seed Plants of Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden" was published in Chinese in March 2007 by Yunnan News & Publishing Group and Yunnan Science and Technology Press. The book is the outcome of the authors' long-term collection and study on the seed plants in the region of Lijiang Alpine Botanical Garden and the neighbouring area, and also the result of their literatures searching and specimens checking about the region. It is the most complete checklist of seed plants of the Botanical Garden since it was rebuilt from 2000. The book records in detail the seed plants in the Botanical Garden and the neighbouring area, including 2322 species (containing 235 subspecies/varieties) of 701 genera in 157 families, and each species includes its Chinese name, latin name, localities in the Botanical Garden and the neighbouring area, habitat and altitude, vouchers, and finally its distribution in China and in the world. It includes 68,8000 words and 655 pages, which will just cost RMB88. It is a good reference book for botanists, teachers and students in universities and colleges, and people doing work on biodiversity, natural reserve and plant resource.
Correspondence: Wang Jing-Hua
Address: Herbarium, Kunming Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 132 Lanhei Road, Kunming, 650204, Yunnan, P. R. China