A joint project of the Kunming Institute of Botany and the World Agroforestry Center is exploring the potential of Calotropis as an ecological restorer in arid regions
Flowering plants (angiosperms) are the most diverse group of plants on Earth with an estimated 295,000 to 370,000 species, exhibiting unmatched morphological, ecological, and functional diversity.
Lysimachia robusta Handel-Mazzetti, a perennial herb species of the family Primulaceae, is endemic to the southern Hengduan Mountains in south-west China.
Neopicrorhiza scrophulariiflora (Pennell) D. Y. Hong, a perennial herb of the monotypic genus Neopicrorhiza in the family Scrophulariaceae, occurs in Bhutan, Nepal, north-east India, and south-west China.
The National Herbarium of Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences (International Herbarium Code: TASH) had recently sent 421 copies of exchange specimens to KUN, covering 44 families, 124 genera and 200 species.
Chinese researchers announced that they have found a new species of yellow camellia in Funing County, southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Scientists have discovered that grasses are able to short cut evolution by borrowing genes from their neighbors. The findings suggest wild grasses are naturally genetically modifying themselves to gain a competitive advantage.
Why do some mushrooms have a heavenly taste while others are deadly poisonous? The mushroom, a gourmet food and a silent killer, is an angel with two faces.
Dispersal is a fundamental ecological process shaping the present-day distributions of organisms. Darwin was an early advocate of the importance of dispersal, hypothesizing that many plant seeds could be dispersed by ocean current between landmasses.