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Victoria ‘Dreamer’ registered by International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society
A new cultivar of Victoria water lily, belonging to the genus Victoria in family Nymphaeaceae, has been officially registered by theInternational Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS). The new water lily cultivar, Victoria ‘Dreamer’, was bred Mr. Wu Fuchuan and Mr. Liu Meng of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanica...
XTBG carries out propagation of rare, endangered, and protected ferns
Ferns are important elements of the vascular plants by being the second largest group of vascular plants. They played a significant role in the origin and evolution of early terrestrial plants and still contribute major components to extant ecosystems. Although ferns do not produce flowers and fruits, they are evergr...
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...
Leaves of Victoria water lily in XTBG reach 1.92 meters in diameter
Victoria amazonica is the world’s largest water lily. It is also known as Victoria water lily, Giant water lily, Amazon water lily, or Royal water lily. This plant is known for its massive leaves, which allow it to absorb as much sunlight as possible and are structurally supported by large spongy veins. Xishuangbann...
Amorphophallus paeoniifolius come to bloom
Elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius), a striking aroid from tropical Asia, is extensively cultivated for its edible tubers. To display the landscape of blooming Amorphophallus paeoniifolius, a section was specially designated for cultivating the elephant foot yam or whitespot giant arum at the Distinctive...
14 Botanic Gardens Awarded Grant to Preserve Global Plant Biodiversity
London, UK – The Global Genome Initiative for Gardens (GGI-Gardens), Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), and the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) are pleased to announce 14 grants to botanic gardens and arboreta in nine countries to collect and conserve plant diversity. The GGI-Gardens Awards Program s...
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