ACANTHACEAE – Asystasia – Asystasia gangetica – Asystasia travancorica (hort)

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ACANTHACEAE ACAPANTHUS FAMILY Agapanthaceae includes a single genus of bulbous herbs from South Afica. Agapanthus was previously included in Alliaceae or liliaceae. Asystasia Asystasia includes approximately 70 species of perennial herbs and subshrubs from tropical Africa, India, and Asia. Asystasia gangetica has become widely nuturalized and is invasive in many coastal areas of the tropics.…


AIZOACEAE – Aptenia – Aptenia cordifolia

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AIZOACEAE Ice – plant family Carpet – weed family Aizoaceae includes approximately 125 genera of succulent berbs and subshrubs, which are widely distributed in subtropical areas with winter rainfall, with greatest diversity in southwestern Africa. Some are adapted for survival in extremely arid regions where they receive moisture only in the form of ocean mist. Enthusiasts…


Alliaceae – Tulbaghia -Tulbaghia violaceae

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Alliaceae Onion family Alliaceae includes 19 genena of usually bulbous perennial herbs, which  are widely distributed in tropical and temperate regions. This group is closely related to the amaryllis family. Amaryllidaceae. It includes pungent culinary herbs such as onions, garlic, chives, shallots and leeks. The characteristic aroma emanates from sulfur compounds. Several species are grown…


AMARYLLIDACEAE – Eucharis

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AMARYLLIDACEAE AMARYLLIS FAMILY Amaryllidaceae includes approxi- mately 50 general of seasonally dor-mant and evergreen herbs widely distributed from mild temperate to tropical regions. Some genera are frequently, but incorrectly, referred to as lilies. of several distinctions from the family liliaceae, perhaps the most readily recognized are the slight bilateral symmetry of the flower, a bent…


Malpighiaceae – Bunchosia

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Malpighiaceae  Barbados cherry family Malpighia family Malpighiaceae includess approximately 66 genera of woody climbers, trees, and shrubs from the tropics, with greatest diversity in tropical America. Leaves are simple, opppsite, usually with paired glands on the petioles or near the base of the blade. They characteristically have T – shaped, occasionally irritating hairs. Flowers are usually bisexual, bilaterally…


APOCYNACEAE- Tabernaemontana

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


APOCYNACEAE-ADENIUM

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APOCYNACEAE Oleander family Apocynaceae includes approxi-mately 355 genera of herbs, shrubs, trees, and climbers distributed wordwide, with greatest diversity  in the tropics. Characteristics in-clude a milky latex sap and complex flowers. Recent cevisions include the genera traditionally segregated in to Asclepiadaceae in this family. For the convenience of readers more familiar with this arrange –…


Biggest robusta crop at risk as Vietnam suffers drought

The coffee harvest in Vietnam, the biggest grower of the robusta variety, may decline in the 2013- 2014 season as a drought in the country’s top producing region may lead to smaller fruits, potentially boosting prices. Water levels in reservoirs, rivers and streams in the Central Highlands are much lower due to less rainfall last…


Summing up the 20-year extension activities

(Mard-27/2/2013) – Founded in 1993, the agricultural extension systems last over 20 years of construction and development step by step from central to local levels. The conference of summing up 20-year extension activities took place on February 27th in Hanoi to overview the agricultural extension activities over the time and set goals and finds directions…


Increase in aqua-products in Vietnam

In the first seven months of the year, output of aqua-products was 1,425,000 tons, a 6.8 per cent increase over the same period last year, with July alone showing an increase of 217,000 tons. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that fishermen are happy as they continue to rake profits despite four storms…


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