In pics: meet China’s “Plant Kingdom”, a vivifying Yunnan

By : InKunming | Published: 2019-08-18

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Sage by the Anning Ning lake [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

[InKunming--YunnanYunnan is the region with the richest plant resources in China and is known as the “Plant Kingdom” with more than half of the plant species within China. Different plants compose a variety of vegetation types. From the lowest elevation of 76 meters in the southeast to the highest of 6,740 meters, the difference in vegetation distribution is notable. Camellia, azalea, primrose and other flowers are numerous in Yunnan.

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Primula denticulata [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Rhododendron hancockii [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Cherry blossom [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Omphalogramma vinciflora [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Kunming Dounan Flower Trading Market [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Davidia involucrata Baill [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Aerial photo of metasequoia trees in Laoyu River, Kunming

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Aerial photo of metasequoia trees in Sanjiacun reservoir, Kunming [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Aerial photo of azalea field in Luquan, Yunnan [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Halenia corniculata (L.) Cornaz [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Scallion flowers in Kunming Botanic Garden [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Jacaranda [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Acer palmatum Thunb [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Iris bulleyana Dykes [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Melastoma candidum D. Don [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Rhododendron racemosum Franch [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Rhododendron traillianum on Yulong Snow Mountain [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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Michelia yunnanensis Franch. ex Finet et Gagn. [Xinhua/Zhao Pufan]

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(Editors: Christine, Rachel)


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