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The orchid show 2018 in XTBG
The themed Orchid Show “Natural orchids – the gift of nature” grandly opened at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) on April 10.The annual Orchid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a display of hundreds of orchids from Xishuangbanna and other tropical areas. Making use of natural elem...
Kids enjoy great outdoors at XTBG
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is an ideal place for an exploration of the natural world as it awakens in spring. While the plants turn into colorful landscapes, people can closely enjoy nature on the island. Kids at XTBG Kindergarten have the best time to enjoy the wonderland and unveil some of the i...
A new species of Aristolochia discovered in north Myanmar
Aristolochia, with about 550 recognized species, is a predominantly tropical and subtropical genus that extends to the Mediterranean and temperate zones worldwide. During a field expedition to Putao, Kachin state, north Myanmar, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) collected an unknown spec...
A new species of Premna discovered in north Myanmar
Premna is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is widespread through tropical and subtropical regions. During fieldwork in 2016 and 2017, researcher from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) encountered and collected an unusual Premna L. plant. After sufficient literature consultati...
A huge flock of Asian openbill storks enjoy winter at XTBG
In winter, a huge flock of Asians openbill storks (Anastomus oscitans) has become peculiar scenery of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) since 2012. The beautiful wetlands within the garden are ideal habitats for the birds. The storks add attraction of the garden to visitors. The Asian openbill is a large...
A new species of Ericaceae reported from northern Myanmar
Agapetes (Ericaceae; blueberry tribe) is distributed from the eastern Himalaya through southwestern China and Indochina to Southeast Asia and comprises about 80 species. During recent China-Myanmar joint field expeditions to survey plant diversity in northern Myanmar, researcher from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical ...
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