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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...
First Chinese record of web-loving bug family Plokiophilidae reported from Xishuangbanna
A new species of the web-loving bug family Plokiophilidae has been reported from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The family Plokiophilidae is a new record for the fauna of China and the first record of the genus Plokiophiloides beyond the Afrotropical Region. T...
New species of mustard family of flowering plants found in Hengduan mountains
Rorippa is a cosmopolitan weed genus in the Brassicaceae, the mustard family of flowering plants. It is a large genus of chiefly weedy aquatic or marsh herbs that have pinnate or pinnatifid leaves, yellow flowers, and terete pods with seeds in two rows in each cell. In a revision of the Rorippa genus in the Pan-Himal...
New Chinese bird record of Zebra Ground-dove found in Xishuangbanna
A new Chinese bird record of Zebra Ground-dove (Geopelia striata) was observed and photographed in Xishuangbanan by a bird lover of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) on January 17. Dr. ZHAO Jiangbo of XTBG first spotted the long tail zebra dove, brownish-grey in color with black and white barring in 2021...
How does distance and density dependence vary across life stages of plants?
The Janzen–Connell (J-C) hypothesis suggests that specialized natural enemies cause distance‐ or density‐dependent mortality among host plants and is regarded as an important mechanism for species coexistence. However, there remains significant debate over the generality and magnitude of J-C effects, especially its ro...
Celebrating New Year by running in tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna
The 2020 Mengla Tropical Rainforest Cross Country Running Competition washeld from December 31, 2020 to January 1, 2021 in Mengla county of Xishuangbanna prefecture in Yunnan. Two categories have been organized for the third edition of the multi-day competition, with participants competing in either a half marathon o...
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