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Tropical Agroforestry System Exhibition Tropical Agroforestry System Exhibition
Tropical agroforestry systems are artificial plant communities based on ecological principles of species coexistence in tropical rainforest community. They have multi-species and multi-vertical structure with the management of forestry technologies. Agroforestry system has the characters of rich species diversity, high produ...
The Arboretum The Arboretum
The Arboretum was built in 1959 and occupies an area of 3.2 ha. As one of the earliest collections and an important gene pool of the botanical garden, the Arboretum is home to 750 tropical plant species. Its main function is to collect and reserve endangered and rare plants, important commercial and economic trees, such as Yl...
The Tropical Rainforest Ethnic Culture Museum The Tropical Rainforest Ethnic Culture Museum
Xishuangbanna, situated in the Southwest of China, is the only region near the Tropic of Cancer where large areas of tropical rainforest are preserved and where more than ten minority nationalities live, with the Dai in the majority. Historically, the everyday life, medical and health care, productive activities, customs, li...
Fern Garden Fern Garden
  Primarily established in 2001, the Fern Garden is home to 5,377 plant individuals of 421 fern species from tropics and subtropics. Over 20 fern species under state key protection or rare and endangered are protected within the land of about 1 hectare. The garden is important not only for fern germplasm collection and con...
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 ...
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