Tropical Plant Research Institute

Xishuangbanna, China

The Tropical Plant Research Institute is part of the Chinese Academy of Science. Also called the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, it is located in the Yunnan Province of China. More than 13,000 varieties of tropical plants are cared for and preserved in 35 exhibition halls according to their theme. Some of the themes are the tropical fruit trees, aquatic plants, medicinal plants, palms, local ethnic varieties, bamboos, banyans, buttress roots, strangling fig trees, spice trees, canopy trees, cauliflower varieties, flowering plants, grasses, and more. The complex also have many trees that were planted by political, social and cultural celebrities.

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