Southeastern Chinese BioProvince

This BioProvince (as defined by Armen Takhtajan) comprises the eastern parts of Kwangsi (Jixangxi), Kwantung (Guangdong) apart from the southern tropical zone, but including Hong Kong, the southernmost parts of Hunan and Kiangsi (Guangxi), most of Fukien (Fujian) and adjacent islands, and southern Chekiang (Zhejiang) and adjacent islands. The geology is complex and varied but the area can be generally described as having a monsoon-influenced humid, subtropical climate. The flora comprises a few endemic genera including Dunnia and Latouchea, and numerous endemic species.

The following accounts for this BioProvince have been written or will be written with particular reference to endemic and locally important species. Accounts available are displayed in green or yellow. Those displayed in red are either in the pipeline or awaiting expert contributions.


Major Ecosystems
Endemic Vascular Plant Flora
Endemic Flora (Hong Kong)
Bryophyte Flora
Fungus Flora
Lichen Flora
Invertebrate Fauna
Amphibian Fauna
Reptile Fauna
Bird Fauna
Mammal Fauna
Conservation Status