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Dendrobium unicum

Dendrobium unicum Seidenf. is a unique Thai orchid because, after the 1st year, it sheds its leaves before flowering. This is the reason that Dendrobium unicum got its name. The Thai orchid,Dendrobium unicum, is known in Thailand as “Euang Krang Saet” (เอี้องครั่งแสด). Dendrobium unicum is classed as a miniature orchid and is an Epiphyte, which
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The 7th annual Flower Festival, Chiang Rai is being held from the 25th December to 3rd January 2011 at the Suan Mai Ngam Park in Chiang Rai, on the bank of Kok River. This is a new location for the flower festival and is a great improvement over the old venue. The setting is stunning,
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Gastrochilus bellinus

The flowers of this Thai Orchid may be small, measuring just over 2 cm wide but Gastrochilus bellinus (Rchb.f) Kuntze is an extremely beautiful Thai epiphytic orchid. Gastrochilus bellinus can be found in Northern Thailand and is also distributed throughout Southern China, Laos and Myanmar (Burma). In Thailand, this orchid, known as “Seua Dam”, grows at altitude in hilly evergreen forests.

Pomatocalpa spicata Breda

Pomatocalpa spicata Breda is an epiphytic Thai Orchid known in Thailand as Chang Dam. Distribution of Pomatocalpa spicata Breda is from India to S.E.Asia and can be found in almost all the Thailand regions both in dry and moist evergreen forests. The sepals and petals of the flowers, which are approx 0.5cm across, are yellow,
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Erythrina crista-galli

Erythrina crista-galli is a small deciduous tree known as the Cockspur Coral Tree. Erythrina crista-galli is called Thong laang hong kong in Thailand. Yet another common name for this tree is the Cry Baby Tree, so called because of the drops of nectar that drip off the lip like tears. Native to Brazil, the Cockspur
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Erythrina is a genus that includes about 120 species of deciduous trees commonly known as Coral Tree. E.variegata, the Indian Coral Tree or Flame Tree has 2 varieties, Erythrina variegata var. variegata, a variegated form, and Erythrina variegata var. Indica, formerly known as Erythrina Indica when it was considered a separate species, the leaves of
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Couroupita Guianensis sometimes called the Cannonball tree because of its large cannonball shaped fruits is also known as the Sala Tree. Couroupita Guianensis is considered a sacred tree in India by Hindus. Buddhist scriptures tell us that the Lord Buddha was born under the shade of a Sala Tree and died between two of these trees.

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The 2011 Chiang Mai Flower Festival will be held on the 4th to the 6th February, 2011 The annual Chiang Mai Flower Festival is one of the highlights of the year in Chiang Mai. The 2010 Chiang Mai Flower Festival is the 34th and is held this year on 5th-7th February. With a carnival atmosphere,
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