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The orchid recovery project
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Orchid recovery project
is a joint effort between TianZi, French, and Swiss scientists and companies
for the protection of orchids in their natural habitats.
Orchids in the Golden Triangle region between North Thailand, Myanmar,
Laos, and Yunnan of China are under severe pressure from the fast expansion
of rubber and tea plantations and from wild collection for Chinese medicine
production. The project is making an assessment of the existing orchid
flora and establishing a mother plant collection in a 6 square kilometer
protected site under the care of TianZi. Research on pollinating insects,
vegetation analysis, and on potentials for sustainable orchid production
and trade is ongoing.
The following are pictures of some of the species found in the area.
Not all tree barks are suitabe for the establishment of orchids. This
bark of a local Fagaceae, however, is perfect. The seeds of this Eria
amica found their symbiotic fungus obviously in the crevices of
the oak tree.
High up in old trees Vanda coerulea is exposed to full sunshine.
These old mother plants fall with the decay of the trees and can easy
be re-established on younger trees.
One of the smallest dwarf Dendrobiums with a gorgeous flower is Dendrobium
christyanum. It flowers in June. Its compact stems are usually
not harmed by the frequent grass fires.
A beautiful ground orchid with potatoe like tubers, which also escape
grass fires, is Eulophia spectabilis. Its leaves and flowers
appear after the first strong rains in June.
This epiphytic species might be Coelogyne prolifera, but requires
An overview of the project site of the Orchid Recovery Project.
design : water
amphibia : reptilia
: panda : takin
ecotourism : Xishuangbanna
: Shangrila : Yunnan
books : Buddhist
flowers : consulting :
science of ecology : medicine
bananas : ginger
: herbs : orchids
: trees : succulents
: lianas :
Gabrielle's traditional motive Chinese
jewelry : Wu Jialin's black and
rain forests : river
banks of the Mekong : pools : sacred
forests : sinter
terraces : chili growing
AIDS/HIV : asthma
: acne :
herpes : hepatitis
: cancer : diabetes
: health tea : malaria
: Puer tea : orchid
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