Saturday 17 February 2024

Phoebe zhennan

Phoebe zhennan (楠木).

This tree has a long history  of use in China as valuable 'nanmu' (楠木) wood. Long exploited for making boats and buildings, due to overuse and habitat loss it is now rare. This one growing in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is fortunately protected.

Phoebe zhennan in Zhangjiajie