My work in the Botany Department is centered mostly on the vascular plants of China. During the past forty years I have endeavored to build up the collection of Chinese specimens at the CAS herbarium both through collecting expeditions to China as well as through exchange with other institutions. I have been one of the plant family editors as well as an author for some treatments of the Flora of China, an international project that produced an English language flora of all the vascular plants of China. Now that this project is finished and the CAS herbarium has substantial holdings of Chinese specimens, I am working mostly on curation of the Academy’s historical and recent plant specimens.

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