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The eco-school near China's southwest border
Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province is known for its diverse plant species and unique rainforest ecosystem. If you come to Xiaojie Central Primary School in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna, you may be amazed by abundant plants thriving in the school. Apart from plumeria trees, golden shower trees and some...
Insect herbivores drive evolution of defensive syndromes in fig plants
Herbivores represent one of the main forces that exert selective pressure on plants. Plant defensive syndromes mean that association with specific ecological interactions can result in convergence on suites of covarying defensive traits. Although the concept of ‘defense syndromes’ has been proposed as an evolutiona...
Children's Art Exhibition held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
"Children's Art Exhibition: Contemporary Art in Resonance" was officially launched in the reception hall of Environmental Education Center of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from July 15 to August 31. The exhibition was curated by Kriss Wong, a Malaysian artist. The artworks on display include collage ...
Garden and Flower Show adds attraction to XTBG
The 9th “Famous Garden and Flower Show” of the Botanical Gardens of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was opened in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) on July 27. Royal water lilies, rare varieties of lotus, such as the king lotus, the water lily and other aquatic plants are a part of this magnificent showcas...
Black giant squirrel appears in Xihsuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
A black giant squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) unexpectedly appeared at Flower Garden of Xihsuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) on July 4. When the guards had patrols in the scenic spot, they happened to meet the black giant squirrel and shot a short video. The black giant squirrel (or Malayan giant squirrel) is a l...
It’s prime viewing time of royal water lilies and other water plants at XTBG
Blooming water lilies turn the reflecting ponds at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) into spectacular attractions. Giant Victoria water lilies, with leaf of a diameter of up to two meters, highlight the displays, which include hundreds of other aquatic plants of 80cultivars. From July 1 to October 7, XTB...
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