Activity: visit to a Chiang Dao orchid collection
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Orchid collection in Chiang Dao
Kurt Keller invites us to see and discuss orchids at his resort and home in Chiang Dao.
Meeting time for carpooling: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011, at o8.15.
Meeting place for carpooling: Outside the Green Valley entrance in Mae Rim.
Expected driving time: 90 minutes.
Cost: if you bring your own car – no cost, if you wish to join a car, share the costs with the driver.
Registration: To plan for cars e-mail us at least two days in advance: email@example.com
Kurt Keller, Ketsanee Seehamongkol & Eric Danell
Arundina graminifolia (Orchidaceae), bamboo orchid, is a native Thai terrestrial orchid preferring seasonally wet, even swampy, habitats. It should be grown in full sun on poor soils, and hence you may find it along roadsides. It is not considered endangered and may even benefit from human activities. Resembling a Cattleya orchid, it is cultivated as a garden ornamental in other tropical parts of the world where it has escaped and conquered new areas, even Hawaii and Jamaica. It is currently in blossom at Dokmai Garden in Chiang Mai.