Arakanese Orchids on the verge of extinction
Akyab, April 26: Orchids in
the wilderness of Arakan, a western state in
One viz of orchid costs 8,000 kyats in Akyab, and a ton would attract US $ 4000 dollar in China-Burma border.
An Orchid trader said that Chinese believe in the medicinal qualities of the orchid. They use it in traditional medicine and use it for making orchid tea.
A botanist said there are about 841 Orchid species in
The Pa Zon Orchid is threatened
with extinction due to its massive exportation from the