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Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (6)


By AndrewR


After a picnic lunch, we started looking at plants in an alpine meadow full of native wild flowers

Incarvillea zhongdianensis was only identified and named about twenty years ago

Several primulas also grew here, primula sikkimensis

Primula secundiflora

Primula chungensis

And the two colour forms of primula chionantha

There were also lots of podophyllum hexandrum again

An unusual shrub growing here was lonicera gynochlamydea

While at ground level, omphalogramma vinciflora was in bloom

Along with adonis brevistyla

To be continued ….

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Another pleasure. I just can't get over a these just growing wild. My one Incarvillea didn't even show this summer.

20 Aug, 2017


All those gorgeous Primulas and the Podophyllum, wow.

20 Aug, 2017


So, so pretty. Am making a list of these Alpines and seeing whether we can buy some of our favourites from Alpine Nurseries.

Great to be able to see them growing in a natural environment.

20 Aug, 2017


another lovely blog thank you Andrew.

21 Aug, 2017


Fantastic pictures, Andrew, you must have a super duper camera as well as the skill to use it.

22 Aug, 2017


Absolutely fabulous Andrew. We are so lucky to have you.
Thats a good idea Eirlys.

22 Aug, 2017


GF - my camera is just a Panasonic Lumix - a point-and-shoot kind. But it does take good quality photos as long as I point it in the right direction!

22 Aug, 2017


What beauties they have there love the one by the fallen tree. You should do a tv program Andrew of your travels of plants I would watch it.

22 Aug, 2017


Well the detail is excellent, very clear.
It must be difficult to identify all the different species you see, particularly the more unusual or rare ones.

23 Aug, 2017


GF - fortunately we had a qualified botanist on the trip, and there is a good book on the local plants (although it doesn't contain everything we saw). One of our travelling companions works in conservation in Germany, and he has been instrumental in identifying some of the more unusual plants as well.

23 Aug, 2017


Wow those gorgeous Primulas, must have been a wonderful experience Andrew, once again another great read with lovely photo's...

12 Sep, 2017

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