Thailand flora

Thailand flora

Translated by - OMEGA

 

Thailand is famous for its rich variety of plant species, some of them are the most beautiful in the world. We will focus on the most famous flower in these latitudes,

Namely – Orchids.  There are over 800 varieties and at least 35 000 documented species that are well-known.  If by chance their type makes you feel erotic, there is a reason for it. The shape of the flower is obviously erotic like, and the name of the flower cones from the Greek word “orchis” which means “testicle”  for which speaks the form of the root ball. Orchids are found up to 1000m elevation above sea level and are extremely hardy flowers. Some of them grow in the desert plateau of North Thailand, other in tropical forests. They can be seen  both on the ground and attached to trees or exposed from the cracks of mountain rocks. Exports of frozen Orchids is an important item for  the income of Thailand who earn over $ 100 million per year, with major markets - Europe, USA, Japan. Development of this business originates after the middle of the 80s of the 20th century when the Thais decided to intervene in the dominance of Singapore at that time. The dry climate in Thailand helps this to happen with very fast steps and to conquer world markets. The Thai producers regularly monitor the trend in this business so as to keep up with the fierce struggle for the distribution of the regional markets. Usually the most beautiful flowers are removed early in the morning, packing them in cartons and are instantly  exported which  process resembles a lot to  military precision. In highly competitive environment cloning could be seen for some species of orchid. This helps for the  faster ripening , for the cloning of the more  successful species, and thereafter more profits. Thanks to the experience of the cloning orchids, now Thais successfully implemented the process with many types of fruits and vegetables. The central region is the breadbasket of Thailand. The rice fields are innumerable and often there are  at least three harvests per year.

 Places to be  visited - Phuket Orchid Farm, Siriporn Orchid Farm (Pattaya), Orchid Garden (Chiang Mai), Bamboo Garden (Prachin Buri), Banana Family Park (Bangkok), Affinit Orchids (Suphanburi), Benchasiri Park (Bangkok), Lumpini Park (Bangkok), Nong Nooch Garden