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A visit to Ailaoshan Forest Ecosystem Research Station
On April 11th, we came to the Ailaoshan Subtropical Forest Ecosystem Research Station of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Ailaoshan Ecosystem Station) and joined the experts on a tour of the subtropical evergreen broad-leaved forest. “Here it is about 2,500 meters above the sea level. The annual average humidity...
Natural Orchid Show 2019 at XTBG
The 6th annual orchid show “Natural orchids – the gift of nature” greets the public at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from April 12-25. The orchid show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a display of hundreds of orchids from Xishuangbanna and other tropical areas. About 10,000 individ...
Xishuangbanna rainforest and ethno-culture on show in Nanjing
An exhibition named “Approach mysterious tropical rainforest, experience ecological Xishuangbanna” is on show at Nanjing Botanical Garden Memorial Sun Yat-Sen from March 28 to May 5. As part of the celebration to memorize the 90th founding anniversary of Nanjing Botanical Garden, the exhibition is co-organized by i...
Scientists discover new shrub species in Myanmar
The flowers of the Agapetes reflexiloba have a distinctive striped pattern and bloom in December. AsianScientist (Mar. 6, 2019) – A joint field expedition to northern Myanmar has yielded a new species of shrub, say researchers from China. Their findings are published in the journal Phytotaxa. Agapetes is a semi-...
Canthium longipetalum, a new species of Rubiaceae, found in northern Myanmar
Species of Canthium (Rubiaceae) are distributed mainly in tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia, with approximately 90–102 species accepted in the genus. During recent surveys of plant diversity in north Myanmar, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) collected specimens of Canthium in Putao,...
First new species of Jasminanthes reported from Laos
Jasminanthes is a genus of seven species found in southern China, Japan, mainland Southeast Asia and Sundaland. It is characterized by large flower with salverform corolla and inconspicuous to absent staminal corona. However, no species of Jasminanthes have been recorded to date in Laos. During joint fieldwork in Nam...
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