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A jungle excursion instead of an office meeting

May 1, 2010

Today we were honoured by the visit of Sjon Hauser, a Dutch writer and biologist with a vast experience from living in  Thailand for decades. We had a fruitful discussion on amphibians, snakes, literature and where to find seeds of rare trees. First we walked within Dokmai Garden, and then we went to the nearby mountain village Mae Khanin Tai. Discussions during a jungle walk is much more fruitful than to sit inside an air-conditioned office room. Our brainstorm was interrupted when we found a very strange member of the ginger family which we had not seen before (see photo below).

Pattaramol Seehamongkol and Eric Danell

Gagnepainia thoreliana is a ginger, not an orchid! It is named after Clovis Thorel, the French explorer who wrote a most fantastic report about the Mekong region in the 1860’s. The book is translated into English and published by White Lotus, available at Dokmai Garden.

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