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Liang-Qian Li   (Li Liang-qian, 李良千)  [ China ]

Beijing Institute of Botany

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Professor Li was born in Guangdong on 23 Oct. 1952. He graduated from biology department of SUN YAT-SEN University in Feb. 1976 and then worked at Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences (IBCAS) mainly engaged in plant taxonomy and phytogeography. He took charge and participated in extensive expedition to Qinghai & Xizang(Tibet) and Hengduan Mountains several times during mid 70’s and 80’s. He have published more than 30 research articles and assisted in 8 monographs. He had undertaken several projects of National Natural Science Foundation. After several years of administration work, he was appointed director of PE in July 2003. These years, he focused on phylogeographic study on Thalictrum and systematics and evolution of the Genus Clematis.

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Authority: L. Q. Li

A. B. (1972-1976) Dept. of Biology, University of Zhongshan (Sunyatsen), Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

  • Systematics and Taxonomy of Ranunculaceae
  • Taxonomy and phylogeny of the Genus Clematis
  • Floristics of China
  • Address
    20 Nanxincun, Xiangshan
    Beijing 100093

    86-10-6259-0843 (Fax)


    Selected Publications

    • Xie L., Li L. Q., * Zhang D. M. , 2004 Assessment of genetic variation and distribution pattern of Thalictrum petaloideum detected by RAPDs. Acta Botanica Sinica, 46(2): 165-170
    • Shi J. H. & Li L.Q.,* 2003. Leaf Epidermal Feature in Clematis (Ranunculaceae) with Reference to Its Systematic Significance, Acta Botanica Sinica 45(3):257-268
    • Li L. Q.,1998. A floristic study of the upper reaches of the Hongshui River, southwestern China. Bulletin of the Univ. Museum, the Univ. of Tokyo, 37:69-93.
    • Li L. Q., 1995, The geographical distribution of Subfam. Helleboroideae (Ranunculaceae), Acta Phyototaxonomica Sinica, 33(6):537-555
    • Li L. Q., et al, 1991. The Flora of the Huping mountains in W. Hunan Province. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 29(2):113-130.
    • Li L. Q., 1988. On Distributional features of the genus Aconitum in Sino-Himalayan Flora. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 26(3):189-204.
    • Li L. Q. & Zhang W. X., 1989. Studies on pollen morphology of Adonis L. , Bulletin of Botanical Research. 9(2):123-137.
    • Tang Y. C. & Li L. Q., 1996. On historical elements and Tertiary of Eastern Asiatic angiospermous Flora----Based on phytogeography of Staphyleaceae, Morinaceae and Caprifoliaceae, Acta Phyototaxonomica Sinica, 34(5):453-477
    • Tang Y. C. & Li L. Q., 1994. The Phytogeography of Caprifoliaceae S. STR. with its implications for understanding Eastern Asiatic Flora. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 32(3):197-218.
    • W. T. Wang & Li L. Q., 1987. Notulae De Ranunculaceis Sinensibus(X). Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica, 25(1):24-38.
    • W. T. Wang & Li L. Q., 1987.Notulae De Ranunculaceis Sinensibus(XI). Acta Botanica Yunnanica 8(3):259-270.
    • Li L. Q., 2002. in P. Raven, Wu Z. Y. (eds.), Flora of China, Vol. 6 (Ranunculaceae, Calathodes, Trollius, Beesia, Souliea, Cimicifuga, Actaea, Eranthis, Aconitum, etc.). Beijing: Science Press, St. Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Li L. Q.,2000. Aconitum , in Institutum Botanicum Kunmingense Academiae Sinicae (edita), Flora Yunnanica, Tomus11,Beijing:Science Press, 51-108
    • Li L. Q. 1996. Flora in the Upper Reaches of Hongshui River, in Wu D. L. (ed.), Contributions of Plant Investigation in the Upper Reaches of Hongshui River (Guangxin, China). Beijing: Science Press,11-48
    • Li L. Q.(editor member) ,1995. in Wang W. C. (ed.), Keys to the Vascular Plants of the Wuling Moutains (China). Beijing: Science Press. 108,113-114,122-124
    • Li L. Q.(Associate editor), 1994. in Li Z. Y. (ed.), Plants of Longqi Mountain, Fujian, China. Beijing: China Science and Technology Press. 46-78,423-595
    • Li L. Q. (Associate editor),1993. in Li Z. Y & Qiu X. M. (eds.), Report on the Plant Resources of the Jiuwan Mountains, Guangxi, China, Beijing: Forestry Publishing House, 28-52
    • Li L. Q., 1993, The Flora and the vegetation on the Region of Huping Mountain in IV Hunan Province, in Forestry Bureau of Changde (ed), Survey of Comprehensive Science on Natural Resources of the Hupingshan Mountain Preserve in Hunnan. Changde: Forestry Bureau of Changde City, Hunan, p. 45-83.
    • Li L. Q., 1993, Clematis etc. 30 genera of Ranunculaceae In Wang W. C. (ed.), Vascular Plants of the Hengduan Mountains, Vol. One, Beijing: Science Press.

    1976. 5-10:
    Plant expedition in Tieb (Xizhang), China
    1977. 6-9 :
    Plant expedition in Shennongjia Forest Region, Hubei, China
    Plant expediton in Hengduan Mountain, China
    Plant expediton in Guizhou, Hunan, Guangxi and Fujian,etc. China
    Botanical expedition in Nei Mongol, Shandong and Xinjiang, China
  • Molecular Phylogeography of Thalictrum (Ranunculaceae), National Natural Sciences of Foundation of China, 2001-2003.
  • Classification and Systematics of Clematis (Ranunculaceae), The Foundation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001-2004.
  • Chinese Botanical Society
  • Beijing Botanical Society
  • Liangqian Li and Zhiyun Zhang's Expedition To Vietnam, 2004


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