The First Laboratory for Orchid Culture in Cambodia
Ms Chea Chanreaksa and OrchidCambodia joined together to pilot an orchid culture laboratory in Cambodia. This website gives you a online documentation of this venture.
Cambodia has over 450 documented wild orchid species.
Sale of wild orchids is illegal but continues to deplete the natural stock of the country. Alternatives to imported orchids do not exist as there are no local laboratories equipped to propagate orchids from tissue or seeds.
This is the point of this project, being run by Ms Chea Chanreaksa as a thesis project started in March 2014 and to be completed by July 2015.
During this time, the project will develop the laboratory and make a first run of plantlets from seeds.