2.1 In addition to its publication in English, Flora of
China differs from the Chinese Flora Reipublicae Popularis Sinicae in
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.