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Report shows richness of new species in Yunnan
A skywalker gibbon in Yunnan province. [Photo by Bi Zheng/for China Daily] A total of 2,519 new species have been discovered in Southwest China's Yunnan province during the past three decades, representing over one-third of new species found in China and contributing to the preservation of biological diversity worldw...
Monkey-faced owl couple finds home in SW China botanical garden
A barn owl couple has found a home in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The couple has been spotted in the garden for several years, using the tropical forest as their breeding ground. A barn owl standing in a tree in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan ...
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...
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