New orchid species found in Vietnam's Central Highlands

Eight species of orchids that are at risk of extinction have been found in the Central Highlands area.

Dr Nong Van Duy from the Central Highlands Science Institute and his team discovered the species while they were conducting a two year project on orchid preservation.

The species are Schoenorchis hangianae Aver, Taeniophyllum phitamii Aver, Sarcolyphis tichii Aver, Ludisia phongii Aver, Cymbidium repens Aver& Thinh, Dendrobium thinhii Aver, Trichoglottis canhii Aver, and Octarrhena minucscula Aver.

Earlier, the researcher, in cooperation with his Russian and Chinese counterparts, found four new orchid species in the region.

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