Special Issue "Plant diversity of Southeast Asia-II"

Open for submission

Special Issue Editors

Profile picture
Xiao-Hua Jin
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Profile picture
Nianhe Xia
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Profile picture
Yun-Hong Tan
Southeast Asia Biodiversity Research Institute, Yunnan, China

Special Issues Information

The special issue of plant diversity in Southeast Asia will focus on the documentation of new discoveries in SE Asia. There are four global biodiversity hotspots in Southeast Asia. Although there are many plans to protect this rich biodiversity, however, the rich biodiversity in SE Asia is under threat due to economic development and population growth. There is a huge gap between our knowledge and biodiversity in SE Asia. During the last six investigations, many new taxa, including new species, new genera, have been discovered. This special issue will bring the rich but little known biodiversity to the public and protect them.


Special Issue "Taxonomy of Gesneriaceae in China and Vietnam"

Open for submission

Special Issue Editors

Profile picture
Yi-Gang Wei
Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, China

Profile picture
Yu Shui

Profile picture
Zhi-Jing Qiu
Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen & Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

Profile picture
Kang Ming
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangdong, China

Profile picture
Ming-Xun Ren
Hainan University, Haikou, Hainan, China

Profile picture
Wen-Hong Chen
Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Yunan, China

Profile picture
Fang Wen
Guangxi Institute of Botany, CAS, Guilin, China

Profile picture
Xin Hong
Anhui University, Anhui, China

Special Issues Information

China and Vietnam are important center of biodiversity worldwide. Gesneriaceae is a family with extraordinary species richness in China and Vietnam. Within the family, there are more than 600 accepted species in China. The species number will considerably surpass 700 species in China and Vietnam. Furthermore, the massive karst regions between China and Vietnam will provide mega-diverse ecological niches and imply the numerous potential unknown species needing for new discovery. After a long-term collaboration between China and Vietnam, many new findings have been made and research continues even more intensively now-a-days. The special issue will focus on the taxonomy of Gesneriaceae and research progress in China and Vietnam.