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The region also boasts extensive sec

ondary forests that harbours native flora species like Tree Ginseng (Dendropanax dentigerus), Hong Kong Magnolia (Magnolia championii) and Gmelina chinensis which is listed in Illustration of Rare & Endangered Plants in Guangdong Province. In the reservoir catchment area, denuded hills and vegetated area damaged by hillfire, there are profuse plantations. The Lantau plantations originate in Shek Pik Reservoir and spreads across the surrounding hillsides. Given the island's poor soil condition and coastal location, early afforestation species were mostly fast-growing large trees, such as Taiwan Acacia (Acacia confusa), Brisbane Box (Lophostemon confertus) and Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii). In recent years, native plants like Chinese Hackberry (Celtis sinensis), Fragrant Litsea (Litsea cubeba), Lidded Cleistocalyx (Cleistocalyx operculatus), Camphor Tree (Cinnamomum camphora), Reevesia (Reevesia thyrsoidea), Chinese Banyan (Ficus microcarpa) and Strawberry Tree (Myrica rubra) are introduced.

 Along the tree walk following plants can be found:

Ligustrum-sinense ( 山指甲 ) , Symplocos lancifolia ( 光葉山 ) , Litsea cubeb a ( 山蒼樹 ) , Eurya chinensis ( 米碎花 ) , Microcos paniculata ( 布渣葉 ) , Raphiolepis indica ( 車輛梅 ) , , Homalium cochinchinensis ( 天料木 ) , , , Ficus variolosa Lindl ( 變葉榕 ) , Mallotus

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Schima superba ( 木荷 ) Evodia lepta ( 三椏苦 ) Breynia fruticosa ( 黑面神 )
Schefflera octophylla ( 鴨腳木 ) Eurya chinensis ( 米碎花 ) Itea chinensis ( 鼠刺 )
Machilus chekiangensis ( 浙江潤楠 ) Melastoma sanguineum ( 毛棯 ) paniculatus ( 白楸 )
Sapium discolor ( 山鳥? )