Cypripedium in China
Letter from Dr. Holger Perner in China

Dr. Holger Perner
Huanglong Administration World Nature Heritage, MAB Reserve and
National Scenic Spot Huanglong Valley
Seercuozhai, Songpan County 623300, Sichuan, P.R. China

Dear Toshinori,
It has been a long time, since we had our last contact. Well, I am quite busy here in China with me job, which is a really exciting one. Just these days I have finished seed collecting for micropropagation of cypripedium ( I have gathered seeds of 11 species, some in big quantities), which we will raise in our nursery here in the reserve. The nursery is finished, it covers more than 2000 m2 of beds for cypripediums, alpine plants and ornamentals. The project will be carried out in co-operation with the CITES-authorities in Beijing and Chengdu. We are also intend to spread the project to
Paphiopedilums, which can be produced in subtropical Chengdu.
Yours sincerely,

The recently established nursery in Huanglong

Families of Dr. Perner with their lovely daughter
In the Wolong Panda breeding station. We accompanied a German MAB-Delegation (MAB= UNESCO-Man and the Biosphere Programme).

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