Nelumbo 'Qiu Cui'
I am Li Shu-juan and I work at Xi'an Botanical Garden, China,
where the Emperor Qin's terra-cotta warriors are located. In
1986, I graduated from the Meteorological School of Shaanxi Province
of China. The same year, I got a job at Xi'an Botanical Garden
in phenological observation. I have been doing this job for 21
years. During the period, I studied botany and subjects interrelated
with botany on my own. I also studied gardening at Northwest
In 1999, by accident, I joined in researching aquatic plants.
Very soon I was attracted completely because aquatic plants are
so different from land plants.
We mainly study Nelumbonaceae and Nymphaeaceae.
We have collected about 300 species and varieties; they include
about 260 varieties of Nelumbo, about 40 species and varieties
of Nymphaea, Victoria cruziana, Euryale ferox
and Nuphar sinensis.
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