Flora of China is a scientific publication aimed at describing the plants native to China.
The project is a collaborative scientific effort to publish the first modern English-language account of the 31,000 species of vascular plants of China. This number includes about 8,000 species of medicinal and economically important plants and about 7,500 species of trees and shrubs.
Flora of China describes and otherwise documents these species. Flora of China is an English-language revision of Flora Republicae Popularis Sinicae, with taxonomy reflecting the current understanding of each group. The sequence of families is a modified Englerian system, similar to that used in FRPS; however, the circumscription of some families reflects the present understanding of the groups. It is intended that all the vascular plants of China will be covered, including descriptions, identification keys, essential synonymy, phenology, provincial distribution in China, brief statements on extra-Chinese distribution, and remarks regarding the circumscription of problematic taxa.
Flora of China Illustrations series, a companion set of volumes, illustrated ca. 65% of species documented in Flora of China.