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FT-26: Vegetation and plants in typical limestone and Danxia Landform, Guizhou, SW China
Date: July 30-August 04, 2017
Guizhou Province in southwest China, with a land area of 176,000 km2, has very rich and unique plant diversity. In terms of size, Guizhou ranks only 16th in the country, but plant diversity ranks 4th. Geologically, karst landscape is prominent throughout most of the province, and danxia landforms in the north are well developed. This trip focuses on the vegetation and plant diversity of karst and danxia landforms (refers to various landscapes in SE, SW and NW China that consist of red beds characterized by steep cliffs. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Source: Wikipedia). Three localities in the south, central and north of the province are included. The first is Maolan National Nature Reserve, Libo County, S Guizhou. Maolan is one of the well-known nature reserves in China and also a global Natural Heritage site famous for its karst peaks, canyons, caves, waterfalls and forests. The second locality is Guizhou Botanical Garden in Guiyang, the provincial capital. The decades-old garden preserves ca 2,500 species of vascular plants, some of them rare and endangered. The third locality, Xishui National Nature Reserve in the north, is famous for its unique, danxia landform scenery and plant diversity.