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A glimpse in the flora of Southeast Asia puts a spotlight on its conservation

31 / 01 / 2018, Eureka Alert

Covering only 3 percent of Earth's total land area, four overlapping biodiversity hotspots in South East China -- Indo-Burma, Philippines, Sundaland and Wallacea -- are estimated to be the home of the astonishing 20 to 25 percent of higher plant species in the area. While offering an insight into this extraordinary flora, a new special issue published in the open access journal PhytoKeys, contributes to the total count with seventeen new species from the region.

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