Trees of Laos and Vietnam: A Field Guide to 100 Economically or Ecologically Important Species

Trees of Laos and Vietnam: A Field Guide to 100 Economically or Ecologically Important Species is published as a paper in Blumea, Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Plant Geography.
This field guide to 100 economically or ecologically important tree species from Laos and Vietnam enables the user to identify the included taxa with user-friendly keys. It includes scientific names, botanical descriptions of families, genera, and species. Specific information on distribution, habitat, ecology, and uses has been compiled.

6 Responses to Trees of Laos and Vietnam: A Field Guide to 100 Economically or Ecologically Important Species

  1. Tess 10, February, 2006 at 12:46 #

    Hi,
    I’m trying to identify the shade tree that is present all along the roadsides in Luang Prabang. It’s not really very tall, but has a wonderful shady canopy which is not too dense and a red fruit (berry) which is very sweet. The closest name I could get from any local people was the Mucci tree.
    Hope you can help
    Tess

  2. Jeane 28, March, 2006 at 03:52 #

    I am trying to identify the tree that is present in Luang Prabang, Laos, that pruduces seed pods that are approximately 1.25 inches by 12-14 inches long. Can you help? Thank you.

  3. Nancy Adams 11, October, 2010 at 22:07 #

    I have a picture from when my late husband was in Viet Nam,1967-1968, showing a huge tree with what appears to be made up of a clump of several trunks.He didn’t know the name himself. I would appreciate any info on this tree. For aomw reeason, I keep wanting to call it a Banyon Tree but don’t know why.
    Thank you very much, Naancy Adams

  4. Bodil Enoksson 17, January, 2011 at 09:28 #

    Yes, Nancy, it may well be a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis). I once saw one in the Botanical garden of Calcutta, that looked like a small forest, as it was several medium sized trunks down from the same tree-crown so to speak. You can check the pictures on http://www.google.com/images?hl=sv&rlz=1G1GGLQ_SVSE322&q=banyan&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1058&bih=825

  5. Yustina 30, April, 2011 at 04:12 #

    Hi, I am looking for English and Latin names of some forest trees in Vietnam: Uoi, Dao, Cho, Go, Kien, Lim, Sen, Tau, and Trai. I would appreciate if you would like to share the information.

    Thank you.

    Yustina

  6. Carol 6, October, 2012 at 14:59 #

    Jeane,
    they would probably be tamarind pods

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