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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...
These spiders make protein-packed milk for their young
We should all be drinking spidey milk. SPIDER-MOM These three-day-old spiderlings are living off the "milk" secreted from their mom's abdomen. Rui-Chang Quan Spider milk may sound like a fictional ingredient you would find in Professor Snape’s potions class à la Harry Potter, but scientists in China have found ...
10 new bird records--- 7th XTBG Birding Festival
Bird lovers watched 169 bird species in 16 hours at the 7th Birding Festival of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). Among them, 10 bird species are new records, which make the records of birds at XTBG reach 284. The 7th XTBG Birding Festival was held from November 15-18, with attendance of numerous enthus...
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