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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...
The Succulents Show greets Chinese New Year
A special exhibition featuring succulent plants is ongoing at the Distinctive Plant Collection of the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from January 3 to February 28. The succulents show is part of celebration to greet the lunar Chinese New year. About 400 individuals in 60species of succulents are on sh...
XTBG History Museum opens to the public
After upgrade and renovation, the History Museum of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) opens to the public again on January 3, as part of celebration for the 60th anniversary. First established in 1984 (i.e. the 25th founding anniversary of XTBG), the History Museum features the development history of the...
XTBG Environmental Education Center inaugurated
The Environmental Education Center of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) was inaugurated on January 3, as part of the celebration for the 60th anniversary. CAS Academicians Xu Zhihong, Zhou Jun, Sun Handong, and Prof. Chen Jin were invited to unveil the nameplate. The Environmental Education Center is loc...
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