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This was posted on the OGD this morning. I thought it might be of interest here:

"Scientists from the Institute of Technological Application have
successfully cultivated two species of... orchids in test tubes.

The living rate of young plants, when transferred to gardens, is high and
the success is expected to conserve the genes of the Hai Hang (P.
hangianum) and the Hai Tam Dao (P. gratrxianum [gratrixianum]) orchids.

Associate Professor, Dr Dang Xuyen Nhu, who heads the group of scientists,
said the two species are endemic to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. They are
mainly found on mountains in northern Vietnam at an altitude of 450-1,100m.

The in-vitro orchid cultivation opens up prospects for cultivating
seedlings at nurseries and then planting them in their natural living
environment, Nhu said."

article URL: http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2006/07/593563/
 

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