Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2021, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (11): 1275-1280.DOI: 10.17521/cjpe.2021.0314

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Current status of naturalized alien species in China and its relative problem

LIN Qin-Wen1(), YU Sheng-Xiang1(), TANG Sai-Chun2(), CUI Xia3, GAO Xin-Fen4, WANG Huan-Chong5, LIU Quan-Ru6,**(), MA Jin-Shuang3,**()   

  1. 1Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
    2Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, Guangxi 541006, China
    3Beijing Botanical Garden, Beijing 100093, China
    4Chengdu Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu 610041, China
    5School of Ecology and Environmental Science, Yunnan University, Kunming 650091, China
    6College of Life Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
  • Received:2021-09-01 Accepted:2021-11-09 Online:2021-11-20 Published:2022-01-18
  • Contact: LIU Quan-Ru,MA Jin-Shuang
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    *Contributed equally to this work (Lin QW,; Yu SX,; Tang SC,

  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(31872645)


On the basis of a brief discussion of the definitions of alien plants, we summarized the investigation and research status of China’s naturalized alien plants, and made corrections of the data regarding naturalized alien plants on two papers in 2019 and 2021.

Key words: alien plants, naturalized plants, invasive plants, cultivated plants, China