This series will record more than 12 000 species medicinal plants of China. More than 10 000 figures and 6 000 images are used in the books. Taxonomy, morphological description, distribution and living environment, medicinal parts, chemical component, function and application etc to each species are provided. The project of "Medicinal Flora of China" series started in June 2008. It consists of 13 volumes, covering 11 000-12 000 species of medicinal plants in China. The taxonomic, phytochemical, pharmacological and pharmacognosic features are described for each species.
Medicinal Flora of China is an authoritative reference book on traditional Chinese medicine and natural drugs. Its publication is a remarkable achievement for the modernization of traditional Chinese medicine and the discovery and usage of the new medicinal resources. The Academicians Hong Deyuan and Wang Wencai from Institute of Botany, CAS (IBCAS) are the directors of the editorial committee, and Dr. Zhang Shuren (IBCAS) is the deputy chief editor. Many other researchers from IBCAS are involved in the compilation of book too.