CGTN Nature: Mount Fanjing Series | Episode 5: Millennium Crapemyrtle
The common crapemyrtle is a small arbor species native to China. However, this specimen reaches over 30 meters during its lifespan of nearly 1,400 years. It is thus worshiped as a holy tree by the villagers of Ziwei Town. "Ziwei" means crapemyrtle in Chinese.
In the seven-episode Mount Fanjing Series, CGTN Nature unfolds various wildlife and landforms on this pristine and secluded island in southwest China's Guizhou Province. Endemic plants and native animals have long been inhabiting the mountains that formed more than a billion years ago.
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