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China’s Strategy for Plant Conservation China’s Strategy for Plant Conservation
Xishuangbanna listed as one of the hottest travel destinations of 2012 Xishuangbanna listed as one of the hottest travel destinations of 2012
There's always someplace new on the horizon. From southern China to Arkansas, here are the must-see travel destinations of 2012.   From January 2012 By Colin Barraclough, Vinita Bharadwaj, Jennifer Chen, Jonathan Durbin, Eleni N. Gage, David Kaufman, Alexandra Marshall, Ralph Martin, David Swanson Appeared as "12 for 2012: ...
Wonderland far from the madding crowd Wonderland far from the madding crowd
Of the more than 100 institutions under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) in Southwest China's Yunnan province is the only one not within or close to a major city.   But this has not impeded efforts by the nation's largest botanical garden to become "a regional conservation ...
Where flowers, grass dance to your tunes Where flowers, grass dance to your tunes
  Yunnan has given birth to some of China's greatest dancers, but you'll never guess who your next dance partner will be. It could be grass.   Scientists out on field trips noticed it when they relaxed in the woods and sang for self-enjoyment. The blades of one kind of grass would open or close at their sound. Now it has...
Bat Uses Pitcher Plant as Toilet; Plant Benefits Bat Uses Pitcher Plant as Toilet; Plant Benefits
It's no load of crap—a carnivorous plant in Borneo survives mostly off of bat feces, a new study says.   A type of Hardwicke's woolly bat and a subspecies of the Nepenthes rafflesiana pitcher plant have developed a mutually beneficial relationship in Brunei, a tiny country that's part of the Southeast Asian island of Borne...
Flower Garden in amazing colours Flower Garden in amazing colours
In June, the Flower Garden in XTBG has been decorated with various plants in bloom. A few examples are lotus flowers, iris, hibiscus, bugambilia, golden lotus banana, and heliconia.   The Flower Garden is made more eye-catching for the natural landscape integrated with such gardening ornaments as flower stands, corridors, w...
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