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Fig Collection Fig Collection
Ficus is a genus of about 1,000 species of woody trees, shrubs, vines, epiphytes, and hemiepiphyte in the family Moraceae, collectively known as fig trees or figs. They distribute throughout the tropics, with a few species extending into semi-warm temperate zone. Ficus is one of the “keystone” plant species in the tropical ...
Palm Collection Palm Collection
  Palm garden represents a typical image of tropical landscape. There are altogether 2,600 palm species in the world, mainly distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.   Occupying an area of 9.3 ha, Palm Collection is home to 460 palm species from tropical regions. It is one of the richest palm gardens ...
Commemorative Plant Garden Commemorative Plant Garden
Established in 1999, the Commemorative Plant Garden occupies an area of 3.8 ha. It is the place where some national leaders and world wide famous people of China as well as foreign countries cultivated memorial trees when they visit XTBG.   For example, former Chinese President Jiang Ze-Min planted a red bean tree (Adenanth...
Distinctive Plant Collection Distinctive Plant Collection
Occupying an area of 0.8 ha, the Distinctive Plant Collection is home to 256 kinds of tropical rare and exotic flowers and trees. In this garden, visitors can have a taste at the “miracle fruit” (Synsepaium dulcificum) which can turn your taste and feel sourness as sweetness. You can also see “dancing grass” (Codariocaly...
Medicinal Plant Garden Medicinal Plant Garden
With an area of 2 ha, the Medicinal Plant Garden is home to over 400 medicinal plants from tropical and south subtropical regions. It is divided into many sections featured with tropical medicine, ethnic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and natural medicine respectively. Some ethnic medicinal plants reflecting the inter...
The Dracaena Collection The Dracaena Collection
Some dracaena species, such as Dracaena cambodiana, D. cochinchinensis, and D. ensifolia are the resource plants for extracting the famous traditional Chinese medicine--Dragon’s Blood. It was reputed to be effective on invigorating blood circulation and is widely used as a wound-healing agent. Prof. Cai Xitao, founder of XTB...
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