Plant Diversity ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (01): 85-90.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2011.10246

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Today and Tomorrow of Plant Collection in Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai

 TIAN  Qi-1 , XIAO  yue-E-1, HU  Yong-Hong-2   

  1. 1 Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai 201602, China; 2 Shanghai Botanical Garden, Shanghai 200231, China
  • Received:2010-12-24 Online:2011-01-21 Published:2010-01-07
  • Supported by:

    The Shanghai Committee of Science and Technology, China (10231201600), and Shanghai Landscape and Architecture Bureau, China(G092403 and G092404)


The plant collection of Chenshan Botanical Garden (CSBG) was started in 2005, when construction of the Garden began. This paper discussed the background of Chenshan Botanical Garden together with general planning and progress of the plant collection and the plant record system. Two collections are noted, the living collection and specimen collection. The former includes species collection and cultivars. The aim of the species collection is to collect plants of species which are distributed in China, especially ones in East China. The cultivar collection reflects interests with ornamental plants which are suitable to be planted in Shanghai and world-renowned such as Iris, Hydrangeas, Viburnums, Weigelas and Spiraeas. By 2010, there are more than 9000 taxa of living plants in the collection, including 1700 species(+infraspecific taxa) from local East China; 2800 cultivars from nurseries around the world; 4500 species and cultivars of tropical and subtropical plants from South China and other tropical areas of Asia. The Herbarium of Chenshan Botanical Garden (CSH) has collected 10000 specimens for research and reference for the living plants collection.

Key words: Chenshan Botanical Garden, Plant collection, General planning, Status, Prospects

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