Plant Diversity ›› 2009, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (05): 406-407.DOI: 10.3724 SP.J.1143.2009.09151

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Notes on the Application of Evolutionary Concept to Plant Textual Research

TANG Yan-Cheng, WANG Jin-Xiu   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093 , China
  • Received:2009-08-19 Online:2009-10-25 Published:2009-10-25
  • Contact: WANG Jin-Xiu

Abstract: The application of evolutionary concept to plant textual research is briefly discussed in this paper .We argue that the species aggregate ( or species complex) concept should better be adopted when identifying some plants documented in ancient Chinese literature .

Key words: Plant textual research

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