CHINA Endangered orchard found in SW China

CHINA

Endangered orchard found in SW China

Xinhua

21:11, August 05, 2018

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KUNMING, Aug. 5 - Two groups of endangered Corybas taliensis plants have been found on Gaoligong Mountain in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to Yunnan Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve.

A research team found the plants, covering a total area of over 10,000 square meters, at elevations between 2,400 and 2,700 meters. It is the first time researchers have confirmed the existence of the species in the area.

"Corybas taliensis is distributed scatteredly and highly susceptible to human disturbance. They urgently need to be protected," said Dao Zhiling, an associate researcher at the Kunming Institute of Botany.

The plant is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as an endangered species.   

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