Flora of Kwangtung and Hongkong/Plan of the flora

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Plan of the flora.—For the reasons given in the preface, the descriptive part of the Flora has been reduced to the smallest limits compatible with the object of enabling the collector to determine his plants. The following were deemed sufficient for this purpose. 1. A key to the Natural Orders. 2. A key to the genera of each Natural Order. 3. A key to the species of each genus, taken in the order of the Genera Plantarum. 4. An enumeration of the species. The latter comprises (a) the Latin name, following in practically all cases, the nomenclature of the Index Kewensis, (b) the most accessible good description known, (c) the habitat and localities, (d) the colour of the flower where necessary, (e) the month of flowering.