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Legume species
including Mimosaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, and Papilionaceae

selected legume trees, shrubs, and climbers
of the Upper Mekong area

Leguminous plants along the upper Mekong

Bauhinia cateriflora, Cascading Orchid Tree

Bauhinia variegata candida

Bauhinia sp., a dwarf species

Crotalaria cytisoides "Siskin wild lily"

Mucuna sempervirens

Mekong fairy bush

Fragrant Mekong shrub

Uraria crinita, cat tail




Mucuna sempervirens
Evergreen velvet bean

This strong and perennial vine grows in the mountains of Southern Yunnan. It makes large fruits and the seeds shoot a strong vine already in the first year.

The peculiar flowers grow on short stems from the vine.

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Your ecologically friendly production of plants:
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Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your organic products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.

Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your company?

Would your trademark benefit from international research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the rain forest?

If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business, certifying your products as contributing to rain forest and biodiversity protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.

The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives to destructive forms of mono culture.

If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact us.

The TianZi Team.


The banks of the upper Mekong river are a peculiar habitat of extreme environmental conditions. During rainy season the water level can be more than 20 meters higher at some places. Some plant species have adapted to this special environment and can even take inundation by the torrential waters.

Shrubs at the upper water level of the Mekong river

Roots of shrubs at the Mekong banks reaching the lower water level of the river.

Farming systems in the drift sands of the Mekong river. The farmers use corn, peanuts, and sweet potatoes.