Endangered Annamocarya Sinensis found in SW China

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A 45-meter-tall endangered Annamocarya sinensis was found in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
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A 45-meter-tall endangered Annamocarya sinensis was found in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan Province, according to the local Forest Public Security Bureau.

A research team found the plant, with a diameter of 7.7-meters, in Pianyan Village of Malipo County. The tree may be one of the largest of its kind in China and the world, according to the team.

Further analysis will be made with an aim to better protect the plant. The research team also found more than 200 Annamocarya sinensis of uneven sizes in Malipo county.

As a plant under state protection (category II), Annamocarya sinensis is also on the list of "Critically Endangered Species" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The plant has been included into a recovery plan for species in China that have a tiny population due to its extremely low reproduction rate and diminishing living environment.


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