King of trees in Chinese mainland found in Tibet

2022-05-10 Editor : Luo Pan ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- A 76.8-meter Bhutan pine was discovered in Medog County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, setting a new record for the highest tree in the Chinese mainland.

Bhutan pine is native to Eastern Himalayas, and it's mainly distributed in mountain rainforests and subtropical climate zone at an altitude of 1,400 meters to 2,500 meters.

A variety of epiphytic plants and endemic plants of Medog were also found on the 76.8-meter Bhutan pine tree, including Pholidota articulata, Otochilus porrectus, Coelogyne corymbosa, Bulbophyllum emarginatum and more.

The findings further confirmed that Medog County and Brahmaputra Grand Canyon area have extremely high conservation value and cultural significance.


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