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Volume 11 of the Flora of China is the 15th of a 25-volume work. It includes 35 families, 212 genera, and 1444 species, among which six genera and 615 species (42.6%) are endemic to China, and one family, 17 genera, and 49 species (3.4%) are introduced to China.

Volume 11 is formatted in the same manner as the first 14 volumes of the series: vol. 17 (1994), vol. 16 (1995), vol. 15 (1996), vol. 18 (1998), vol. 4 (1999), vol. 24 (2000), vol. 8 (2001), vol. 6 (2001), vol. 9 (2003), vol. 5 (2003), vol. 14 (2005), vol. 22 (2006), vol. 13 (2007), and vol. 12 (2007). The following 12 accompanying volumes of the Flora of China Illustrations have been published to date: vol. 17 (1998), vol. 16 (1999), vol. 15 (2000), vol. 18 (2000), vol. 4 (2001), vol. 24 (2002), vol. 8 (2003), vol. 6 (2003), vol. 9 (2004), vol. 5 (2004), vol. 14 (2006), and vol. 22 (2007).

Bruce Bartholomew co-authored and edited the Dipentodontaceae, Erythroxylaceae, and Munronia in the Meliaceae and edited the Geraniaceae, Linaceae, Meliaceae, Nitrariaceae, Oxal­idaceae, Peganaceae, Rutaceae, Tropaeolaceae, and Zygophyllaceae. Anthony R. Brach co-auth­ored and edited the Coriariaceae and edited the Aceraceae, Aquifoliaceae, Cardiopteridaceae, Icacinaceae, Plagiopteraceae, and Polygalaceae. A. Michele Funston co-authored and edited the Celastraceae and Mal­pighiaceae and edited the Daphniphyllaceae. Michael G. Gilbert co-auth­ored and edited the Euphorbiaceae, Pandaceae, and Salvadoraceae. Nicholas J. Turland edited the Anacardiaceae, Biebersteiniaceae, Burseraceae, Buxaceae, Callitrichaceae, Cneoraceae, Dicha­petalaceae, Simaroubaceae, Staphyleaceae, Surianaceae, and Tapisciaceae. Lisa J. Pepper carried out the final editing of the whole volume. Zhang Libing (张丽兵) corrected errors and omissions in the Chinese and pinyin names. Han Xuezhe (韩学哲), Chelsey D. Hillyer, Beth Parada, Lisa J. Pepper, and Zeng Jianfei (曾建飞) proofread the volume. Lisa J. Pepper and Nicholas J. Turland compiled the indexes. Allison M. Brock helped with the production and proofreading of the in­troductory pages. Rosemary Tanaka typeset the volume for publication.

The 16th volume in the series (vol. 7) will contain 13 families, including the Annonaceae, Berberidaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, and Papaveraceae.


Wu Zhengyi (吴征镒)

Peter H. Raven

Hong Deyuan (洪德元)


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