Some of the world’s oldest Alpine plants are in China’s Hengduan mountain ranges, study finds

A recent study has found that the alpine plants in the Hengduan mountains in Southwest China have continuously existed for a far longer than any other alpine plantation on Earth. With alpine flora growing increasingly vulnerable due to global warming, the study assumes importance in the field of biodiversity and agriculture.

Researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Field Museum of the US studied the climatological history of the mountain region to understand the biological processes that have led to the development of life that grows in this alpine region.

According to have been published in the journal Science.

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