Liu Huanfang
Highest Education Ph.D.
Phone 020-37252606
Office No.723,Xingkelu,Tianhe,Guangzhou,China
Education and Appointments


09/2004 07/2007        South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences

                            PhD in Botany

09/2001 07/2004        College of Horticulture, Shandong Agriculture University

                            M. Sc. in Fruit genetics and breeding

09/1997 07/2001         College of Horticulture, Shandong Agriculture University

     B. Sc.


Academic Appointments

 08/2018-present  South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Plant structure and development research group, Huanyong Chen Associate Professor

07/2007- 07/2018   South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Plant structure and development research group, Assistant professor   

11/2013 - 11/2014    University of California, Berkeley. Plant & Microbial Biology Department. Visiting Scholar, Collaborator, Dr. Chelsea D Specht

Research Interest

Plant structure and development, Plant resourcesPlant science popularization

Public Services
Selected Publication

Rubing Tan, Xi Wang, Huanfang Liu. Scientific research and popular science education course in South China Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences: a unique mushroom.BGCI: Roots. 2022, 19(1):11-13.

Huanfang Liu*, Honghua Yang, Tong Zhao, Canjia Lin, Yongqing Li, Xinhua Zhang, Yushi Ye and Jingping Liao. Combined metabolome and transcriptome analyses of young, mature, and old rhizome tissues of Zingiber officinale Roscoe. Frontiers in Genetics. 12:795201.

doi: 10.3389/fgene.2021.795201.

Tong Zhao, Alma Pieyro-Nelson, Qianxia Yu, Xiaoping Pan, Xiaoying Hu, Huanfang

Liu*, Jingping Liao. Transcriptome-Wide Analyses Provide Insights into Development of the Hedychium coronarium Flower, Revealing Potential Roles of PTL. Journal of Plant Biology. 2021, 64: 431–445.

Xinhua Zhang*, Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva, Meiyun Niu, Ting Zhang, Huanfang Liu,

Feng Zheng, Yunfei Yuan, Yuan Li, Lin Fang, Songjun Zeng, Guohua Ma. Functional characterization of an Indian sandalwood (Santalum album L.) dual-localized bifunctional nerolidol/linalool synthase gene involved in stress response. Phytochemistry.183 (2021)112610.

Tong Zhao, Chelsea D Specht, Zhicheng Dong, Yushi Ye, Huanfang Liu*, Jingping Liao.

Transcriptome analyses provide insights into development of the Zingiber zerumbet flower, revealing potential genes related to floral organ formation and patterning. Plant Growth Regulation. 2020, 90:331-345.

Huanfang Liu*, Chelsea D Specht, Tong Zhao, Jingping Liao. Morphological anatomy of leaf and rhizome in Zingiber officinale Roscoe, with emphasis on secretory structures. Hortscience 2020, 55(2):204-207.

Bruce K Kirchoff, Huanfang Liu, Jingping Liao. Inflorescence and flower development in Orchidantha Chinensis T. L. Wu (Lowiaceae; Zingiberales): Similarities to inflorescence structure in the sterelitziaceae. International Journal of Plant Science. 2020, 181(7): 716-731.

Xueyi Tian, Qianxia Yu, Huanfang Liu* and Jingping Liao*. Temporal-Spatial Transcriptome Analyses Provide Insights into the Development of Petaloid Androecium in Canna. Frontiers in plant sciences.

Huanfang Liu*, Shuling Lin, Jingping Liao. Floral ontogeny of two Jatropha species (Euphorbiaceae S.S) and its systematic implications. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 2015, 47(3): 959-965.

Huanfang Liu*, Yunfei Deng and Jingping Liao. Foliar trichomes of Croton L. (Euphorbiaceae: Crotonoideae) from China and its taxonomic implications. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxon. 2013, 20(1): 85-94.

Huanfang Liu, Yunfei Deng, Jingping Liao*. Floral organogenesis of three species of Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution. 2008, 46 (1): 53-61.

Huanfang Liu, B K Kirchoff, G J Wu, Jingping Liao*. Microsporogenesis and male gametogenesis in Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae). The Journal of Torrey Botanical Society, 2007, 134 (3): 335-343.

Mingzhi Miao, Huanfang Liu, Yanfeng Kuang, Pu Zou* and Jingping Liao. Floral vasculature and ontogeny in Canna indica L. Nordic Journal of Botany. 2014, 32(4):485-492.

Qian Fu, Huanfang Liu, Ana M.R. Almeida, Yanfeng Kuang*, Pu Zou, Jingping Liao. Molecular basis of floral petaloidy: insights from androecia of Canna indica. AoB PLANTS. 2014, (3): 1-34.

Ying Zou, Pu Zou*, Huanfang liu, Jingping Liao. Development and characterization of Microsatellite markers for Alpinia oxyphylla (Zingiberaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences. 2013.1 (4):1-3.

         Nan Mu, Huanfang Liu*, Yanfeng Kuang, Pu Zou, Jingping Liao. Developmental processes of rhizome and ultrastructure of secretory cavities in Zingiber officinale Roscoe. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2015, 23(2): 151- 159.

       Huanfang Liu, Jingping Liao. Character of calcium distribution during the anther development of Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2007, 15(6): 493- 500.

         Huanfang Liu, Jingping Liao, Guojiang Wu. Ultrastructure of Microspore Development in Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2007, 15(2): 107-114.

        Huanfang Liu, Jingping Liao, Yuanjiang Tang. Anatomy of laticifers in Jatropha curcas L. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany. 2006, 14(4): 294- 300.

        Huanfang Liu, Xuesen Chen. Embryo rescue and identification of hybrids between Sweet Cherry and Chinese Cherry. Acta Horticulturae Sinica. 2004, 31(3): 303-308.

       Huanfang Liu, Xuesen Chen. Application of embryo rescue techniques in the breeding of kernelled fruit trees. Biotechnology Bulletin. 2003, 3: 12-16.

       Huanfang Liu, Xuesen Chen. Primary studied on the host range and its resistance to crown gall of stone fruits. Northern fruits. 2002, 5: 4-7.