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Glowing mushrooms found at Botanical Gardens in Xishuangbanna
Have you ever seen mushrooms that glow like fireflies? Come and check them out at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Yunnan province! They look ordinary during day, but come nightfall, they become luminous, attracting streams of visitors and shutterbugs. Looking ordinar...
SW China's Yunnan sees critically endangered Pedicularis humilis in full bloom
A scientific research team has recently discovered that the number of Pedicularis humilis in the Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve (GNNR), southwest China's Yunnan province jumped from more than 300 in 2015 to over 1,000. The discovery was made by the scientific research team composed of technicians from the...
New cultivar of passion flower got registered by Passiflora Society International
Passiflora miniata 'Xishuangbanna Red', a new cultivar of passion flower, has been recently registered by the Passiflora Society International (PSI)). It is the first new passion flower cultivar approved by the PSI in China and featured as cover story on the Pssiflora: the Journal & Newsletter of Passiflora Society Inter...
Twinkling fireflies create beautiful scenery in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Many people like the starry sky. But have you ever seen the sky lightening up by thousands of twinkling fireflies in the dark nights? Want to explore? Please come to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) in SW China to experience the “mid-summer dream” on this wonderland. Thanks to its clear skies, beautif...
Asian wild dog appears in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
A dhole (or Asian wild dog, Cuon alpinus) was captured by infrared camera in the eastern part of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) in July, which proves the occurrence of the largest and most widespread species of wild canid in Southeast Asia in the garden. The Asian wild dog was captured appearing in th...
Welcome to sit on leaves of Victoria water lily in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Victoria amazonica, also known as Victoria water lily, Giant water lily, Amazon water lily, or Royal water lily, is a star attraction of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). Each summer, numerous tourists come to the garden to experience sitting on the huge leaves of Royal water lily as floating on a “leaf bo...
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