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Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 5: The dainty flower 'guarded' by 'tiger's paws'


In October, the sheer cliff in Yunkai Mountain of south China's Guangdong Province is dotted with special blossoms. The distinctive plant has delicate flowers and large leaves, which form a sharp contrast. The veins of the leaves weave many bulges resembling a tiger's warning patterns, therefore making them like a tiger's paws guarding the dainty flowers. Check the video to see this distinctive plant!

About 'Journeys in Nature: Guangdong Maoming Series'

Maoming City is a biodiversity hub in south China's Guangdong Province. Leaning against the Yunkai Mountains, one of the largest mountain ranges in Guangdong, and facing the South China Sea, the city is endowed with a wet tropical climate, which has attracted numerous wild animal and plant species. CGTN Nature's film crew traveled to Maoming to offer viewers a glimpse into the wild world of the city. Stay tuned! 

For more

Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 1: The Chinese crocodile lizard

Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 2: Frogs that feed on the same kind

Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 3: The ferocious eagle peak turtle

Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 4: The vigilant duck brigade

(Cover image a video screenshot; video by the CGTN Nature film crew.)

(If you have specific expertise and want to contribute, or if you have a topic of interest that you'd like to share with us, please email us at nature@cgtn.com.)

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