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Wandering elephants unlikely to return home soon, experts say
The elephant herd wanders on a mountain ridge, looking for food, in Yuxi, Yunnan province, on Sunday. [Photo by Zhou Xin/for China Daily] Plentiful food supply, swollen rivers discouraging herd from heading south A herd of wandering elephants that has received global attention may have a prolonged journey back to...
XTBG holds Public Science Day
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) launched a series of science popularization to celebrate this years’ International Biodiversity Day (May 22) and 17th Public Science Day of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) from May 21 to 23. Starting May 21, XTBG combined online and on-site activities to raise pub...
“Biodiversity in XTBG” photo show on display at Ethnic Culture Museum
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is home to over 13,000 living species of plants, making it one of the biggest botanical gardens in the world. It also harbors diverse birds, spiders, butterflies, fireflies and many other insects, etc. To exhibit some important diversity in the garden, a photo show theme...
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius come to bloom
Elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius), a striking aroid from tropical Asia, is extensively cultivated for its edible tubers. To display the landscape of blooming Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, a section was specially designated for cultivating the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum at the Distinctive...
Exhibition of works by local artists opens at XTBG
An exhibition of works by local artists of Xishuangbanna will be on display at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from April 28 to June 20. It is aimed to showcase the beauty of diverse Xishuangbanna and provide a platform for local artists to meet, share their knowledge and expertise, in addition to bring li...
New species of Meiogyne genus in custard apple family reported in Yunnan
From 2000-2004, more than 6,000 plant species collected from tropical areas of China and nearby countries were preserved in 35 living collections in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). These include about 100 Annonaceae (the custard apple family) collections, among which twelve small trees have been continuou...
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