New findings reveal richer biodiversity in Hainan

By Ma Zhiping in Haikou | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-11-15 15:42
Diaoluoshanica, a new plant species recorded on Hainan Island.

The biodiverse Hainan Island still harbors natural treasures in the plant world that have not yet been recognized, as Chinese scientists found a large number of rare species in mountainous areas in the central part of the island, said experts with the Haikou-based China Academy of Tropical Agricultural Science (CATAS) at a news conference on Thursday.

Hainan is known as a gene bank for nature in China and even in the world as the tropical province boasts rare and rich rainforest resources, ecosystems and biodiversity.

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