• The September issue of Botanical Review has two review papers on plant endemicity on Hainan Island by Dr. Francisco-Ortega et al. The study is part of a collaboration established in 2008 between FIU-Fairchild (Dr. Francisco-Ortega and Dr. Hong Liu) and colleagues from Ail Ain Wildlife and Resort, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Hainan University, Harvard University, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Nanjing University, and South Tropical Botanic Garden. The first paper provides a checklist of the endemic seed-plant species. The second one focus on the biogeography, conservation challenges, and molecular phylogenetic patterns of these species. On the left: the cover of this issue showing the tropical monsoon forest in the protected area of Diaoluoshan. Photo credit: Fu-De Liu.