Headed up by Prof. Zhu Hua, a program team of the XTBG Herbarium underwent the task of compiling the Checklist of Seed Plants of Ailao Mountain. After two-year hard work, a fairly complete manuscript has been recently completed for specialists and colleagues to review.
Ailao Mountain National Nature Reserve is located in 23˚36' ~ 24˚56'N and 100˚44' ~ 101˚30'E, Southern Yunnan, Southwest China, with an area of 677 km2. It represents the largest montane evergreen broad-leaved forest in subtropical China.
The Checklist of Seed Plants of Ailao Mountain catalogs 945 plant genera in 199 families, including 2238 species and 215 varieties (and subspecies). It provides the plant names, cited specimens, collection places and information on the distribution of all species in individual areas, their abundance and habitat demands.
Every taxon listed is documented with a herbarium specimen that is deposited and accessioned in XTBG Herbarium. Complete specimen documentation is available.