Cladopus rediscovered in Guangzhou Province
The internal shape of Cladopus nymanii The specimen of Cladopus, now archived in the herbarium of South China Botanical Garden(SCBG), was first collected by S. Danest under a riverside rock located in Conghua district, Guangzhou in November 1985. There hasn’t been any collecting record over 60 years until the research team of full-coverage conservation plan recovered it in the wild of Guangzhou on January 18, 2019.
The Cladopus nymanii is a tiny moss-like plant just millimeters high. It grows on river rocks and blooms in winter. It requires water of a very high quality to survive. The plant must grow in a particularly suitable environment. The group only discovered two small Cladopus nymanii clusters in a long mountain stream, and each is estimated to have only a few hundred Cladopus nymanii plants. In future, they will keep its deep research on the plant evolution in Guangzhou plant as it can be seen as an indicator of a healthy environment.
the structure of the flower
the habitat of Cladopus nymanii