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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 ...
A new species of Primulaceae reported from south Yunnan
The genus Primula L. is the largest genus in Primulaceae. Southwestern China is one of the diversity centers of Primula, with more than 300 species. During theirrecent field expedition to survey plant diversity in south Yunnan, researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) collected specimens of Primula...
The 6th Xishuangbanna Birding Festival
Birders distracted by an overflying raptor during the festival. As birding becomes more popular in China, birding festivals are springing up all over this vast country. There are now annual festivals in Dalian (Liaoning), Beidagang (Hebei), Beihai (Guangxi) and Shangri-La (Yunnan) to name just a few… and they are pr...
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