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Living Collections
Aquatic Plant Collection Aquatic Plant Collection
The Aquatic Plant Collection covers an area of 1.2 ha and is home to over 100 species of aquatic plants belonging to floating plants, emerged plants, errantia plants, submerged plants and wetland plants. A lot of lotus and water lilies can be seen here. In China, lotus is considered a graceful plant as “it remains pure even ...
Dipterocarp Collection Dipterocarp Collection
Plants of Dipterocarpaceae are mainly distributed in tropical Asia, with 15 genera and approximately 580 species, regarded as an important symbol of tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. 13 species in 5 genera in China are all listed as rare and endangered plants under national protection.   Covering an area of 7 ha, the ...
The Cycad Collection The Cycad Collection
Cycads belong to a group of remnant seed plants which are called living fossils. They are of great importance for study on paleoclimate, paleogeography and flora evolution in addition to their horticultural ornamental and economic values. Almost all cycads have been listed as key protected plants.   Covering an area of 3.2 ...
Vine Garden Vine Garden
Vine garden covers an area of 7.3 ha with more than 400 vine species.According to vine plant's climbing adaptations and display functions, the garden is divided into 4 display sections, including ornamental vines, nature ecology vines, population vine, and hanging vine. The public can enjoy a wide variety of vine plants' ways...
The Garden for Energy Plants The Garden for Energy Plants
  The garden for energy plant covers an area of 13 acres. According to the history of plant’s usage by human, the garden comprises of 5 functional parts which collected plants for firewood, starch, textile, oil and hydrocarbon. The garden has the energy plants which are widely used or have a great potential for developmen...
Collection of Wild Edible Plants Collection of Wild Edible Plants
Historically, human communities relied on edible wild plants for food. They are still a very important food source for many communities worldwide. Many of the wild edible plants have more benefits to human health when compared to cultivated plants. Benefits include greater percentage of medicinal ingredients, nutritional ingr...
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