KFBG Blog: Plants & Us
Utilising LiDAR in conservation – mapping the maze of trails in KFBG’s Orchid Haven
Dating back as early as the 6th century BC, the traditional craft of map making has allowed humans to navigate. Fast forward to the 21st Century and, along with many other advancements in technology,...
Newly discovered orchid named in honour of a KFBG botanist
DRUM-ROLL… Kickstarting 2022 with a newly described orchid, Pankaj's pot-belly orchid, named in honour of one of KFBG's botanists. A newly discovered rock-dwelling orchid native to southern Vi...
From Seed to Fruit
Endospermum chinense is a fast-growing native tree that grows well in harsh, exposed environments. The ability to grow in challenging conditions means that we might expect to find a large population ...
Weird and wonderful local fruits of Hong Kong
To mark International Fruit Day on 1st July this year, we would like to introduce some of the lesser-known and weird but wonderful local fruits that are of historical importance in Hong Kong. Situate...
Restoring lost habitat for Hong Kong’s largest butterfly, the Golden Birdwing
The Golden Birdwing (Troides aeacus) is a rare butterfly that is only known from a few localities in Hong Kong. With black and yellow accented wings and a wingspan of up to 16 cm, it can look like a ...
Rehderodendron kwangtungense
Bidding farewell to the long, rigorous dry season this year, the steady drizzle of March is just enough to prod the sprout of seeds and pique the first blooms of Spring. This year, our Rehderodendro...
The Chinese New Year Flower is in full bloom at KFBG
The Chinese New Year Flower (Enkianthus quinqueflorus) is now flowering. You are welcome to visit this spectacular flower on the Enkianthus Walk in the upper area of KFBG!Enkianthus quinqueflorus is...
【Nature’s Muralists】To marvel at the microscopic world of lichens is to embrace mutualism
Though lichens and fungi may, at first glance, be judged to resemble one another, they are in fact very different life forms. Actually, fungi make up just one half of the magic of lichens. A lichen ...
A possible new species of pangolin found in illegal wildlife trade
Thanks to open source data and knowledge exchange, a piece of exciting but sad news has rolled in just before the end of the year. Using the DNA data published by KFBG scientists on the trade of wild...
An awesome find to kickstart this fruiting season! Discovery of Aphanamixis polystachya – a new record of a tropical lowland tree species for Hong Kong
A. polystachya Fruits of A. polystachya through binoculars Leaves of A. polystachya through binoculars Just as the fruiting season begins, we are thrilled to announce the discovery in Hong Kon...