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Thai Lucky Plant – Scadoxus multiflorus (Thai name: Kumarn Tong)

Thai Lucky Plant – Scadoxus multiflorus (Thai name: Kumarn Tong) Plants have different meanings in different cultures and it has been used for centuries to draw money to a person or bring prosperity to a home. Besides the prickly, succulent crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii), Scadoxus multiflorus (Ku-Marn-Tong in Thai) is considered a lucky plant to attract [...]

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Flora of Doi Inthanon National Park – Rhododendron ludwigianum (Kularb Khao)

Flora of Doi Inthanon National Park – Rhododendron ludwigianum (Kularb Khao) Located 60km from Chiang Mai city, Doi Inthanon at 2,565 meters is Thailand’s tallest mountain and home to enormous diversity of forest plants due to the big differences in altitude. The rhododendrons form a unique ecosystem on the park summit. Most of the genus [...]

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Exotic Flowering Trees in Thailand – Erythrina poeppigiana (Coral Tree)

Erythrina poeppigiana (Walp.) O.F. Cook (Exotic Flowering Trees in Thailand) Summer is around the corner!!! Erythrina poeppigiana (Walp.) O.F. Cook is blooming profusely in many parts of northeastern Thailand. Unlike many other genera of forage tree legumes, Erythrina is pantropical genus of over 100 species and the genus is probably of South American origin – [...]

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Rare Species of Thailand Water Lily – A Rare Encounter with Nymphaea “Jongkolnee” at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chiang Mai

Nymphaea “Jongkolnee” at Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Chiang Mai Thailand is endowed with vast diversity of plants, with an estimated 20,000 species of vascular plants and 2,000 species of non-vascular.Situated at the edge of the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Mae Rin, the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (formerly known as Mae Sa Botanic Garden) boasts a [...]

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Upcoming Events in Thailand -The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 (Chiang Mai) has been postponed to 14 December 2011

The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011 (14 December 2011 – 14 March 2012??, Chiang Mai) The Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, Thailand’s largest garden show, will be held in the northern capital of Chiang Mai between 14 December 2011 to 14 March 2012. Visitors will enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens and a stunning display of flowers and plants [...]

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Exotic Plants in Thailand – Queen of The Night (Hylocereus undatus a.k.a. Pitahaya)

Dragon Fruit flower -??(Hylocereus undatus a.k.a. Pitahaya) The vine-like epiphytic Hylocereus is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America and many related species are propagated as ornamentals. The fruit is commonly known as Dragon Fruit. The magnificent flower blooms in the night and smells wonderfully. They are true cacti from the plant family of [...]

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