Professor Yan-Cheng Tang, also known as Yen-Cheng Tang, (汤彦承, given name Yan-Cheng, surname Tang; abbreviated Y. C. Tang), passed away on August 6, 2016, in Beijing at the age of 90. He was a highly respected plant taxonomist for his massive contributions to plant taxonomy in China and for the number of botanists he influenced. A brief biography and a summary of his importance in the development of plant taxonomy in China during the latter half of the 20th century is presented.
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