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Guangdong Maoming Series Ep. 10: Spore journey



This toothed clubmoss is less than 10 cm tall, despite having grown for nearly three years. The damp woodlands can't restrain its thirst for life. Its leaves grow upward tier upon tier like a pagoda, hence its figurative Chinese moniker "thousand-story pagoda." Reproduction is the top priority for the toothed clubmoss population. To grow from a tiny yellow spore into a visible plant may take up to 20 years. In the seemingly peaceful woods, the journey of the spores is silently underway. Check out this video!

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! 

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

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