We look forward to greeting you at the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017.
FT-19: Typical Karst Flora; Guangxi
Date: July 30-August 04, 2017
This trip explores the amazing Karst topography of southern China, where the landscape has been formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum. It is characterized by underground drainage systems, sinkholes and caves. China is noted for its karst features and landscapes, including numerous landforms. The rounded peaks, characteristic forests, mountains, valleys, lakes, stones, waterfalls, springs and pools represent nearly all the natural landscape elements. First we will explore the karst landscape and plant diversity of northeastern Guangxi. Here we will see mountain peaks rising into the sky along a 100 kilometer stretch of the Li River. This is one of China’s most famous scenic areas. From there we will tour the Guilin Yangshuo needle karst, Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill, and Guilin Seven Star Rock. Nonggang National Nature Reserve, which has typical, but rare, karst vegetation is the best preserved. Tongling Large Barranca, the green treasure house, contains two thousand species of plants, including a variety of rare plants. Daxin fuses artificial ecosystems with the karst landscape. Jingxi is a city with a fantastic karst valley and aquatic ecosystem.