Bird's nest ferns in Hainan Tropical Botanical Garden
Updated 14:25, 06-Feb-2021

Bird's nest ferns are a common sight in tropical rainforests. The epiphytic species, which means it grows on the surface of other plants, has flat and wavy fronds and the center looks like a bird's nest, hence the name. In rainforests, you can find them growing on tree trunks, forming a beautiful garden in the air. 
Here are some photos of bird's nest ferns taken by the CGTN Nature filming crew in Hainan Tropical Botanical Garden in Danzhou City, south China's Hainan Province. 







About 'Go! Hainan' series

Featuring unspoiled tropical rain forests, sandy beaches and a rich culture, Hainan Province is the southernmost island province of China. Nicknamed "China's Hawaii," Hainan is on its way to becoming a free trade port. The "Go! Hainan" livestream series takes you on a new journey to explore the fantastic island and its underwater world.

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(Cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng) 

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