2.1 In addition to its publication in English, Flora of China differs from the Chinese Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae in the following:
a. The format is abbreviated.
b. The treatments are updated to reflect the current understanding of the taxonomy and distribution of each group.
c. Illustrations will be published in separate volumes.
d. Exotic garden plants will not be included.
2.2 Flora of China will be published in 25 volumes plus an introductory volume. The Flora will account for all taxa treated in Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae (except for exotic garden plants), together with those described or added to the Flora since volumes were published. The taxa treated in Flora of China include all native and naturalized vascular plants, as well as economically important cultivated plants, such as agricultural crops and those in plantations.