By Nguyen Minh Ty
Published online 04/02/2021
Result of study on the diversity of orchids in Southern East Viet Nam in 2019 and 2020 have identified 173 orchids species belong to 50 diffrent genus, accounting for 14.41% of the total number of orchid species available in Viet Nam (1.200 species). Among them, all species were used as ornamental plants; 13 species were used for medicinal herbs; and 5 species were listed for conservation in Vietnam Red Data Book, Part II, Plants (2007). The life forms of orchids were divided into groups including: (1) epiphytes with 144 species, (2) terrestrials with 26 species, (3) saprophytes with 1 species, (4) lithophytes with 2 species. Added 60 species to forest orchid flora of Southern East Viet Nam.