Dossier Sud Expert Plantes numéro 350
The family Zingiberaceae, with the majority of the over 1,200 species and 53 genera originating in tropical Asia, provides valuable plant resources for human and is also an important component in many tropical forest ecosystems. Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, which lie within the Indochinese megabiodiversity “hotspot”, have a good representation of Zingiberaceae. This research project proposes a comprehensive botanical study of the family Zingiberaceae in the Indochina region. The main goals of the study are:
The research area concentrates on the southern Indochina region (southern Laos, Cambodia and south Vienam) where Zingiberaceae has not been well studied. The proposed research project involves three universities in Indochina and two research institutions in Europe.
University of Natural Sciences, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City