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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...
An Asian orchid, Eulophia graminea, detected in Xishuangbanna An Asian orchid, Eulophia graminea, detected in Xishuangbanna
Eulophia graminea, a terrestrial orchid native to subtropical and tropical Asia, has been detected in the open air of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) at an altitude of about 550 meters. The orchid was identified by Prof. Gao Jiangyun and a few young researchers.   Its occurrence is noteworthy because the lit...
Huge leafless orchid Huge leafless orchid
Have you ever seen an orchid higher than a man? Possibly most people’s answer is “No”. A few days ago, Dr. Gao Jiangyun and his team were amazed at seeing a population of huge leafless orchid, Aphyllorchis caudate, in Menghai county, Xishuangbanna.   The population is composed of more than 100 individuals. The tallest in...
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