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Deep appreciation is expressed to all of the botanists who have authored and/or reviewed manuscripts for the Flora.
The following institutions have significantly supported the project by providing space and allowing the use of herbaria and libraries: (acronyms follow Holmgren et al.'s (1990) Index Herbariorum, ed. 8) A, B, BISH, BH, BM, C, CANT, CAS, CDBI, CSF, CSFI, E, EIU, F, FHO, GH, HAST, HIB, HNWP, IBK, IBSC, ILL, JIU, K, KUN, L, LE, LZU, MBK, MICH, MO, MT, NAS, NOCC, NWTC, NY, P, PE, S, SCFI, SHM, SZ, TAI, TI, UC, UPS, US, W, WAG, WIN, WU, XJA, XJU, YUKU, and ZM. The project is deeply indebted to their directors and curators.
It is with great pleasure that we acknowledge the generous financial support of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fondation Franklinia, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust, the Starr Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation (BSR-8906215, BSR-9201378, DEB 9626806, DEB 0072682, DEB-0101991, DEB-0343439, DEB-0514279, DEB-0722217, DEB-0810237, and DEB-0813935),
the Alberta Smith Trust, the Alice C. Tyler Perpetual Trust, the American Orchid Society, the American Philosophical Society, the Arnold Arboretum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Chinese State Commission of Science and Technology, the Dula Foundation, the Edward K. Love Conservation Foundation, Fondation Franklinia, the Furniss Foundation, the Harry and Flora D. Freund Memorial Foundation, the Harvard University Herbaria, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Hillsborough Garden Club, the Kadoorie Foundation, the Lyle S. Woodcock Endowment, the McDonnell Foundation, Merck and Company, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Missouri Botanical Garden, Monsanto Company, the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, the Natural History Museum, London, the Needham Institute, Dr. and Mrs. F. Thomas Ott, Parkview International London PLC, Quarryhill Botanical Garden, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Smithsonian Institution, the Souer Charitable Trust, the Spoehrer Fund, the State Science and Technology Commission of China, the Taylor Family, William Tao, and anonymous donors.
We are grateful to the regional advisors Eona M. M. Aitken (retired, Edinburgh, Scotland), Robert DeFilipps (deceased, US), Mark Hughes (Edinburgh), Rudolf Kamelin (St. Petersburg, Russia), Sigizmund S. Kharkevich (deceased, Vladivostok, Russia), Kai Larsen (deceased, Aarhus, Denmark), Jin Murata (Nikko, Japan), Alexei Skvortsov (deceased, Moscow, Russia), W.J.J.O. de Wilde (Leiden, Netherlands), and Peng Ching-I, Taipei, China) who checked the distribution and nomenclature of Chinese taxa in the floras of their expertise.
Many other persons have contributed either directly to the production of the printed volumes or played important roles at various stages of the project. These include Shinobu Akiyama, An Jianji, Rose Balan, Pepy Bareka, Bao Bojian, Ying Han Brach, Jonathan A. Brach, Allison M. Brock, Kevin Brown, Richard K. Brummitt, B. L. Burtt, Tammy Charron, Chaw Shu-Miaw, Chen Gongxi, Chen Haishan, Chen Shouliang, Chen Shurong, Chen Wenli, Chen Yiyu, Chen Zhiduan, Cheng Erjin, Vicki Couture, Marshall R. Crosby, Diane Cutaia, Rosemary Davies, Deng Nan, T. Deroin, Bryan Dutton, Feng Xuelin, Feng Yuxing, Fu Dezhi, Fu Yanfeng, A. Michele Funston, Kanchi N. Gandhi, Gao Lianming, Gao Xinfen, Dmitry Geltman, Roy Gereau, Peter Goldblatt, Alisa E. Grabovskaya-Borodina, Werner Greuter, Ivan A. Gubanov, Diana Gunter, Guo Youhao, Han Jianguo, Han Xingguo, Han Xuezhe, He Shanan, He Si, Keith Heerlein, George Hickman, Sharon Hickman, Chelsey D. Hillyer, Victoria C. Hollowell, Hu Chiming, Hu Qiheng, Hu Shiu Ying, Huo Chunyan, David S. Ingram, Ludmila I. Ivanina, Ji Chaozhen, Helen Jones, Aida Kadunic, Kang Le, Kao Yuiching, Fred Keusenkothen, Igor Y. Koropachinsky, Aida Kadunic, Lai C. C., Lai Shuhui, Li Aili, Li Dezhu, Li Keming, Li Liangqian, Li Mengde, Li Zhensheng, Li Zhenyu, Liao Jihching, Lin Rushun, Carole Litwin, Liu Xintian, Liu Zhenwen, Liu Zhiwei, Wayne Longbottom, Porter P. Lowry II, Lu Anmin, Lu Jinmei, Ma Haiying, Ma Jinshuang, Lazarus Walter Macior, Barb Mack, Robert Magill, Candy McCandliss, John McNeill, Amy Scheuler McPherson, Olga Martha Montiel, Philippe Morat, Nancy R. Morin, Lytton J. Musselman, Kevin C. Nixon, Henry J. Noltie, Hideaki Ohba, Motoharu Okamoto, Margaret Overlin, Beth Parada, Ching-I Peng, Peng Hua, Peng Sheng, Lisa J. Pepper, Tamara N. Popova, Qian Yingqian, Qin Haining, Qiu Yinlong, Qu Lishu, David Roberts, Orbélia R. Robinson, John Schnase, Shui Yumin, Susan M. Smith, Engkik Soepadmo, Song Hong, Song Jian, W. Douglas Stevens, Sun Hang, Sun Honglie, Nancy and William Tai, Minoru N. Tamura, Rosemary Tanaka, Tang Peisong, William Tao, Alan Touwaide, Christine J. Turland, Sarah J. VanVickle-Chavez, Wang Chunneng, Wang Siyu, Thomas Wang, Wang Yingwei, Mark Watson, Wen Xianying, Justin Williams, Diana Winkelmeyer, Emily W. Wood, Xia Zheng-Dai, Xiang Chunlei, Xu Jiemei, Xu Zhihong, Xue Chunying, Xue Naxin, Yan Zhangcai, Yang Guang, Yang Hanqi, Yang Qiner, Yu Shengxiang, Yu Xunlin, James L. Zarucchi, Zeng Jianfei, Zhang Cunhao, Zhang Dianxiang, Zhang Shudong, Zhang Shuren, Zhang Xianchun, Zhang Xinshi, Zhao Nanxian, Zhou Guangzhao, Zhou Lihua, Zhou Yaodong, Zhou Zhekun, Zhu Dabao, Zhu Guanghua, Zhu Zhenxi, and Zhu Zuoyan.
We appreciate the illustrators for their wonderful artwork. Thanks to Hong Song, Myriam Fica, Anne Marie Countie, Paul Morris, and Donna Tremonte for their help with the Flora of China web site. Thanks to Mike Dallwitz, Bryan Heidorn, Hong Cui, Jean-Marc Vanel, and Hong-ping Liang for helpful comments and suggestions. We gratefully acknowledge Xiangying Wen and Yong Yang for Chinese translations of character sets, and Xiang Chen and others for sharing their data. To all of these, the project is very grateful.