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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2019, 12:44:01 PM »
Richard : "Primula zambalensis flooding down a damp gully at over 4200 metres in the Baima Shan. I have never seen so many primulas of all types as on this trip. Leaves me breathless just looking at them!"

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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2019, 12:52:09 PM »
John Mitchell : " Moved to the Bai ma Shan our last place and its so nice to be back here after 12 years. Found the rare Lilium eucanthum growing through carpets of Cassiope pectinata "

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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2019, 08:07:15 AM »
Gorgeous pictures, overwhelming landscape. Thank you for the posting :-) ..... even if I've gotten quite a longing for China now :-)
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2019, 05:55:27 PM »
Latest  from  Richard .....

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" I am very sorry that our current hotel in Dechen, Yunnan, won't allow any of my usual pleasures."


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 "Here is a Chionocharis hookeri at the Baima Shan, they look to be growing so easily here that it is not at all obvious why they are impossible in cultivation, apart from the fact that they only grow in granitic soils on north facing slopes which are over 4,400 metres in height."
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #34 on: June 30, 2019, 06:10:16 PM »
John Mitchell's  video on  the  Chionocharis  "Bai ma Shan it’s been 25 years to the month that I have been coming here and this is the first time I have seen Chionocharis hookeri twice on the same trip but Bai ma Shan is the best"

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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2019, 06:14:13 PM »
Again from John :  "Great day on Bai ma Shan Meconopsis speciosa Corydalis hemidicentra and a plant I have not seen since ACE expedition Gentiana wardii var emergins"









"Meili snow mountain in it full glory highest mountain in Yunnan and a sacred mountain for the Tibetans "
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2019, 04:44:34 PM »
From John M. today :

"Bai ma Shan Eritrichium dequinense, Saussurea medusa & the very small Cremanthodium microglossum great day on the limestone"









"Last day on Bai ma Shan but what a way to finish Paraquilegia anemonoides growing on limestone cliffs"
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2019, 04:46:32 PM »
And  from Richard ....
"Here is a real rock garden - Paraquilegia anemonoides growing on a limestone cliff at 4,500 metres (13,500 ft in old money) in Yunnan today."

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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #38 on: July 04, 2019, 10:50:33 AM »
Richard  is  homeward  bound - and  apparently  enjoyed a full English breakfast at  London Heathrow  airport this  morning - in contrast to this ...

"Never tried Sweet Corn ice cream? Then come to Chengdu airport for the experience of a lifetime. One of our group tried it, and said it was "strange"!"
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #39 on: July 04, 2019, 04:36:45 PM »
One of our group tried it, and said it was "strange"!"

Isn't that the point of travelling, for 'strange' ;D
Thanks for all the wonderful photos on this thread.
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2019, 07:59:51 PM »
It was both strange and wonderful to see so many weel-kent plants in their natural habitat.  I am going to continue to remember this trip for a very long time to come.
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Re: Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2019, 12:09:56 PM »
Absolutely stunning photos, I am green with envy!

Any chance of a little more text / habitat information to give some more clues to the cultivation of these....? I'd love to find out more as I have a number of seedlings of some of these plants.

 


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