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“Enchanting Xishuangbanna” on show in Zhejiang Museum of Natural History Hangzhou Branch
“Enchanting Xishuangbanna” on show in Zhejiang Museum of Natural History Hangzhou Branch An exhibition themed with “Mysterious tropical rainforest and enchanting Xishuangbanna” kicked off in Zhejiang Museum of Natural History Hangzhou Branch on August 2. With Cai Xitao’s lifetime of exploring tropical rainfo...
Hemiepiphytic figs reduce phosphorus competition by killing host trees
Host-killing by hemiepiphytes is an endemic phenomenon in the tropics. Many fig species—keystone plants in tropical forests—have evolved the hemiepiphytic ecotype. However, the benefits and adaptive strategies of their special life history remain poorly understood. In a study published in New Phytologist, researche...
King lotus leaves enter best viewing season in SW China's Yunnan
A woman poses for a photo at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. (Photo courtesy of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden under the CAS) Recently, king lotus (Victoria amazonica) leaves have entered their best viewing sea...
The Orchid Show 2022 at XTBG
. The 9th annual orchid show “Natural orchids – we are clearly acting to protect orchid species” unveiled its plate on April 10, 2022. The show is an annual event to showcase the beauty of orchids and increase public awareness of biodiversity conservation at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). With...
How does seed dormancy adapt in space and time?
Seed dormancy is an important life history state in plant development and reproduction that increases survival and fitness. Species-specific or region-specific studies of seed dormancy are common, but global-scale studies are relatively scarce. Many mysteries remain about the spatial-temporal dynamics of seed dormancy th...
Fantastic plants in Yunnan: Jade Vine
At the 2022 Spring Festival Gala, a dance piece entitled “Poetic Dance: The Journey of a Legendary Landscape Painting” has surprised the audience. At the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, there is a vine called Jade Vine. It has a rare cyan color, which is similar to the tone of the ...
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