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Pitcher Plant Pitcher Plant
Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. It has been widely assumed that the various sorts of pitfall trap evolved from rolled leaves, with selection pressure favouring more deeply cupped leaves over evolutionary time. However, some ...
Water Monitor makes its way through swamps of XTBG Palm Garden Water Monitor makes its way through swamps of XTBG Palm Garden
  The Palm Garden of XTBG represents a typical image of tropical landscape. Occupying an area of 9.3 ha, the Palm Garden is home to 460 palm species from tropical regions. It is one of the richest palm collections in the world. In addition to palms, the wetlands and swamps also provide habitats to some animals.   Two wat...
Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ in bloom Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ in bloom
  The Aquatic Garden of XTBG is a wonderful tourist attraction. Giant water lilies are the the most attractive plants, including Victoria amazonica, Victoria cruziana, and Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' .   One seedling of Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' was sent to XTBG as a gift by Nanjing Botanical Garden Mem.Sun Yat-Sen in Ap...
Kapok trees in full bloom Kapok trees in full bloom
In early spring, the Tropical Brilliant Flowers Garden within XTBG is extremely attractive and beautiful for the flame-red blossoms of the kapok trees.   Towering over other plants, the kapok trees in full bloom look like fire dyeing the garden, surrounding the Luosuo River.   The kapok tree, Ceiba pentandra, is a large, ...
A few pics from the paradise A few pics from the paradise
Gardens in Full Bloom Gardens in Full Bloom
  In a world of declining biodiversity, botanical gardens are coming into their own - both as storehouses of rare plants and skills, and increasingly as centers of molecular research. Emma Marris reports in Nature as   GARDENS IN FULL BLOOM   
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