Welcome to Aroids in Thailand

Place for Aroids in Thailand.

         Family Araceae or Arum family or Aroids were reported in the database of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens about 28 genera 190 species in 6 subfamilies of native Araceae. In Flora of Thailand, 26 genera and 209 species were published. There are records of more than 60 species found in Northern Thailand. Thai people use many species of this family for cooking native dishes, medicinal plant and ornamental plant. Family Araceae is not in the three appendices of classification and permit requirements of Thailand by CITES. And so on, local people can collect species easily from the natural areas for utilization, except from protected areas. They can also sell vegetation to the ornamental markets both inside and outside Thailand. This is the threat of living species, habitat loss and unsustainable levels of utilization of renewable resources.

         You can check accepted name, vernacular and pictures of Araceae species from the websites and journal of

Kew Royal Botanic Garden http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/qsearch.do

International Aroid Society  http://www.aroid.org/aroideana/

The Forest Herbarium, Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Bangkok, Thailand  http://www.dnp.go.th/botany/mplant/word.aspx?linkback=family&family=ARAC...

Santisuk, T. and K. Larsen. 2012. Acoraceae and Araceae. Flora of Thailand 11, 2: 101-321.  

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