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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius come to bloom
Elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius), a striking aroid from tropical Asia, is extensively cultivated for its edible tubers. To display the landscape of blooming Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, a section was specially designated for cultivating the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum at the Distinctive...
Exhibition of works by local artists opens at XTBG
An exhibition of works by local artists of Xishuangbanna will be on display at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from April 28 to June 20. It is aimed to showcase the beauty of diverse Xishuangbanna and provide a platform for local artists to meet, share their knowledge and expertise, in addition to bring li...
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...
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