PanZhiHua Shrub (6)
|This is a flowering shrub found at high altitudes in the southern part of Sichuan Province, just next to Tibet. This is a remote area which has just had an airport built to save a 15 hour drive from Chengdu. |
Located in a torrid zone, Panzhihua has an annual average temperature of 20 C. Even in the coldest winter, a sweater is to stay warm enough. The subtropical climate has turned the city into a large "hothouse" where many precious animals and plants co-exist.