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Hengshan Mountain touts its diversity

Updated: Jun 15, 2022 By Feng Zhiwei in Changsha and Zheng Caixiong Print
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Photo shows branches of a villous Chinese honey locust ( Gleditsia sinensis) in the Hengshan Mountain. [Photo by Kuang Daiyong/For]

The villous Chinese honey locust (Gleditsia sinensis) is a unique flagship species in Hengshan Mountain. It was first discovered by botanists in 1954 and is listed as a national first-class key protected wild plant.

The local government has formulated a "one plant, one policy" protection scheme for nine wild villous Chinese honey locusts, Zhou said.

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