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 watercolour paintings by Sally Grace Bunker, an acclaimed botanical artist. 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 utilised and their cultural associations.
“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 senior scientist at the Natural History Museum