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[12 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – II/II | 932 views]
Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – II/II

Nyssaceae deciduous trees, also known as “water pear”. Their exotic flowers have two sheets of white bracts, just like the wings of a dove, so they are called “the dove trees”. Endemic to China, they are relict species of Tertiary ancient tropical flora. They are world famous ornamental trees, found only in Xingshan County, Hubei Province.

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[30 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – I/II | 803 views]
Eight First-Class National Protected Plants in China – I/II

My favorite tree. My home town is the “second hometown” to this beautiful species. Taxodiaceae large deciduous tree, endemic to China and the world famous relict plant, known as “living fossils”. Natural distribution at the border between Hubei, Sichuan, Hunan. In the Cherry Vale of Beijing Botanical Garden, there are a spectacular Metasequoia forest that you can rarely found in north China.