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Minority girls enjoy nature in living collections Minority girls enjoy nature in living collections
In early February, spring is very much in the air in Xishuangbanna. The beautiful landscape attracts numerous visitors from both home and abroad. Local girls in traditional clothes of ethnic minorities add scenery and provide a picture of man and nature in harmony.   Here are a few pictures of ethnic girls in the Vine Garde...
A new species of Gesneriaceae reported from south Yunnan A new species of Gesneriaceae reported from south Yunnan
  Flower of Oreocharis glandulosa   During 2011 and 2012, a few young researchers from Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) made many floristic surveys of southern Yunnan. They discovered and described some new species. They also collected a specimen of Oreocharis that morphologically did not match any of the k...
A newly recorded species of Christisonia from China A newly recorded species of Christisonia from China
Christisonia siamensis Craib is reported as a new record species to China.A morphological description of the species was given based on the newly discoverd population,which grew under the tropicalr ainforest at an altitude of 750 m.The main difference between C.hookeri Clarke is:calyx whitish or yellowish,sometimes dark ...
White lotus flower White lotus flower
  White Lotus is closely related to Nymphaea caerulea (Blue Lily), which was worshipped as a sacred plant and was a symbol for the origins of life.   The white Lotus has long been symbolic in Hinduism and Buddhism.   In Buddhism the different colors of the lotus are associated with different stages of the spiritual jou...
Lotus flowers blossom at Flower Garden of XTBG Lotus flowers blossom at Flower Garden of XTBG
Beautiful lotuses are just now blosssoming in the summer. The lotuses in XTBG are no exceptions. Here let's take a look at the blossoming lotus flowers at the Flower Garden of XTBG:
Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb) Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb)
Oriental bittersweet is a perennial deciduous, climbing, woody vine that can grow to lengths of 60 ft. (18.3 m) and up to 4 in. (10 cm.) in diameter. The striated bark is brown to dark brown. The smooth glabrous twigs can range from light gray to dark brown in color. The woody vines of oriental bittersweet may smother and str...
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