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XTBG holds 10th Birding Festival
Experienced birders, enthusiastic birdwatchers or environmental protection organizations gathered together at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) for the 10th XTBG Birding Festival from November 17-20. Through the cameras of the birders, 164 bird species have been recorded at the festival, including a new bird...
First Advanced Workshop on Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Creation opened
On November 8, 2022, the opening ceremony of "The First Advanced Workshop on Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Creation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" was held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of Chinese Academy of Sciences. More than 30 people attended the opening ceremony. Mr. Ga...
Chinese Paintings of Tropical Rainforest: the 4th Exhibition
The Chinese Paintings of Tropical Rainforest: the 4th Exhibition was opened in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) on September 26. This is the fourth time of the “Where art meets science” event. XTBG has become a tropical paradise not only for biological studies but also for Chinese flower-and-bird pain...
Acanthaceae plants on show to greet National Day
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) has embraced a festive atmosphere decorated with exhibitions of tropical rainforest paintings, Acanthaceae plants, and carnivorous plants, etc. to greet the National Day on October 1. Acanthaceae are among the most taxonomically diverse, geographically widespread, and mo...
“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...
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