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Wonderland far from the madding crowd Wonderland far from the madding crowd
Of the more than 100 institutions under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) in Southwest China's Yunnan province is the only one not within or close to a major city.   But this has not impeded efforts by the nation's largest botanical garden to become "a regional conservation ...
Where flowers, grass dance to your tunes Where flowers, grass dance to your tunes
  Yunnan has given birth to some of China's greatest dancers, but you'll never guess who your next dance partner will be. It could be grass.   Scientists out on field trips noticed it when they relaxed in the woods and sang for self-enjoyment. The blades of one kind of grass would open or close at their sound. Now it has...
Bat Uses Pitcher Plant as Toilet; Plant Benefits Bat Uses Pitcher Plant as Toilet; Plant Benefits
It's no load of crap—a carnivorous plant in Borneo survives mostly off of bat feces, a new study says.   A type of Hardwicke's woolly bat and a subspecies of the Nepenthes rafflesiana pitcher plant have developed a mutually beneficial relationship in Brunei, a tiny country that's part of the Southeast Asian island of Borne...
Flower Garden in amazing colours Flower Garden in amazing colours
In June, the Flower Garden in XTBG has been decorated with various plants in bloom. A few examples are lotus flowers, iris, hibiscus, bugambilia, golden lotus banana, and heliconia.   The Flower Garden is made more eye-catching for the natural landscape integrated with such gardening ornaments as flower stands, corridors, w...
Flower show to greet the 61st  anniversary of China Flower show to greet the 61st anniversary of China
  As the week-long National Day holiday draws near, XTBG is preparing for a flower show to greet the 61st anniversary of China. A total of 30,000 pots of flowers are set out for the flower show. During the “Golden Week” from October 1-7, the Flower Garden within XTBG will turn into a magnificent flower park.   Visitor...
Pitcher Plant Pitcher Plant
Pitcher plants are carnivorous plants whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid known as a pitfall trap. It has been widely assumed that the various sorts of pitfall trap evolved from rolled leaves, with selection pressure favouring more deeply cupped leaves over evolutionary time. However, some ...
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