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A natural storyteller
The book cover of the Chinese-language Life on Earth.[Photo provided to China Daily] To mark the 40th anniversary of David Attenborough's influential book, Life on Earth, a revised and updated edition has been translated for Chinese readers, Li Yingxue reports. In 1979, BBC's nature documentary Life on Earth show...
Natural Orchid Show 2020 at XTBG
The 7th annual orchid show “Natural orchids – the gift of nature” unveiled its plate on April 10, 2020. The show is an annual event to showcase the beauty of orchids and increase public awareness of biodiversity conservation at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). About 10,000 individuals of 100 orchid ...
New research demonstrates how ‘undertaker’ bees find the dead bodies of their mates
The number of bees that do not survive during wintertime has been registered in the past to revolve around 25 percent, with 2013 being a fatal one, as 60 percent of total hives were lost. Then, there’s a group of workers in the bee world that searches hives for dead comrades, finding them in approximately 30 minutes, in...
Newly discovered begonia in need of urgent protection
Chinese scientists have discovered a new begonia species in Yunnan Province in southwest China, removing another one from the list of many tuberous species estimated yet to be discovered or described in the country. Begonia puerensis. /Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden Begonia puerensis. /Xishuangbanna Tropic...
It's blooming time again
After a short winter, another round of blossoming is on again in Xishuangbanna, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Here is a collection of some blooming plants at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden. Saraca asoca. Mo Haibo/ Contributed Mayodendron igneum. Mo Haibo/ Contributed Thunbergia mysorensis. Mo ...
In pictures: Blossoms brightening Xishuangbanna 12
Mild climate and agreeable temperatures have turned Xishuangbanna in southwest China's Yunnan Province into a kingdom of countless plant species where flowers of different shapes and colors bloom all year long. CGTN has compiled a list of flowers that have bloomed during each month of 2019 at Xishuangbanna Tropical B...
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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