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Cuc Phuong National Park is a 20,480-hectare forest-covered hilly limestone formation located about 100 km southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam. The greater portion of forest cover on this tract of land is of evergreen, broadleaf tropical rain forest. In 1998, an international collaborative effort was initiated to inventory the seed plants of this park. Documentation is crucial, since it would allow verification of names should questions arise regarding taxonomic identification of listed species. According to these catalogues, close to 2,000 plant species are found in the park, of which about 1,700 comprise the flowering plants.