plants along the upper Mekong
Bauhinia cateriflora, Cascading Orchid Tree
Bauhinia variegata candida
Bauhinia sp., a dwarf species
Crotalaria cytisoides "Siskin wild lily"
Mekong fairy bush
Fragrant Mekong shrub
Uraria crinita, cat tail
A very beautiful little bush, well suited as a pot plant. It is very tolerant
to a wide range of environmental conditions from full sunshine to partial
shade, and is a grateful addition to a window space.
The special attraction of this species are its colored leaves: when exposed
to strong sunshine, the leaves develop pink and white colors, probably
to attract insects for the pollination of the small flowers.
We will be grateful if a botanist and specialist on Bauhinias would help
us identify the species.
this small Bauhinia in our garden is about a foot tall.
We will soon offer this species through our partners in Europe and the
US. If you are interested in single or wholesale orders, please reserve
by sending us an e-mail.
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banks of the upper Mekong river are a peculiar habitat of extreme environmental
conditions. During rainy season the water level can be more than 20 meters
higher at some places. Some plant species have adapted to this special
environment and can even take inundation by the torrential waters.
at the upper water level of the Mekong river
of shrubs at the Mekong banks reaching the lower water level of the river.
Farming systems in the drift sands of the Mekong river. The farmers use
corn, peanuts, and sweet potatoes.