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Portraits of trees of Hong Kong and Southern China

Hong Kong possesses an impressively diverse tree flora with 390 native species.

This book celebrates the incredible diversity, beauty, and biology of the territory’s tree species, highlighting over 100 important species that are individually illustrated in exquisitely detailed watercolor paintings by Sally Grace Bunker, an acclaimed botanical artist.

Portraits of trees of Hong Kong and Southern China

The illustrations are accompanied by text that teases out a diversity of associated narratives for each species, ranging from the history of global exploration and scientific discoveries, the ecology and biology of each species, and the various ways in which they have been utilized and their cultural associations.

About The Authors

Sally Grace Bunker, a former school principal, is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists (UK) and is currently focusing on recording the tree flora of Hong Kong in detailed botanical watercolor illustrations.

Richard M. K. Saunders is a Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the diversity and evolution of flowering plants in Asia.

Pang Chun Chiu is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at The University of Hong Kong. His research interests focus on plant ecology and ecological restoration.


“A monumental achievement that follows in the tradition of the great floras of past centuries. Sally Bunker’s vibrant and accomplished illustrations perfectly complement the definitive text. This scholarly and beautiful work is a permanent addition to the canon of classical botanical works.”— Richard Fortey, Fellow of the Royal Society, writer, broadcaster, and former senor scientist at the Natural History Museum

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