plants along the upper Mekong
Bauhinia cateriflora, Cascading Orchid Tree
Bauhinia variegata candida
Bauhinia sp., a dwarf species
Crotalaria cytisoides "Siskin wild lily"
Mekong fairy bush
Fragrant Mekong shrub
Uraria crinita, cat tail
A stunningly beautiful climbing vine Bauhinia. Its vines can grow more
than 10 meter long and it forms a tree like trunk when old. This amazing
species can get your eyes drunk when it flowers in thousands of cascading
It is best planted in a way that it can use another tree to climb up or
a house front with some support structure to hang on to.
The species can also be kept indoors and trimmed to fit a window space.
In indoor design it can be used to cover pillars or hang down from stairways.
butterfly pollinating Cascading Bauhinia
a full cascade of flowers of Bauhinia cateriflora
check if we have seeds available
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ecologically friendly production of plants:
Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your
customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan
mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich
biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your
organic products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they
support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.
Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your company?
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research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the
If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business,
certifying your products as contributing to rain forest and biodiversity
protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.
The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to
design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote
rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives
to destructive forms of mono culture.
If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact
The TianZi Team.
banks of the upper Mekong river are a peculiar habitat of extreme environmental
conditions. During rainy season the water level can be more than 20 meters
higher at some places. Some plant species have adapted to this special
environment and can even take inundation by the torrential waters.
at the upper water level of the Mekong river
of shrubs at the Mekong banks reaching the lower water level of the river.
Farming systems in the drift sands of the Mekong river. The farmers use
corn, peanuts, and sweet potatoes.