Min of Forests and Soil Cons & UNDP Nepal (2013) - Orchid Value Chain Study

This study is part of a series of comprehensive value chain analyses carried out by the Department of Forestry (Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation) and UNDP Nepal as part of the Mountain EbA Programme in Nepal. The study focuses on Orchids (Common name: Sunakhari, Sungava, Chandigava, Jivanti) belonging to the Orchidaceae family. These orchids are found in the moist tropics and a majority are epiphytes in forests. It is one of the largest families of flowering plants, comprising of 397 species organized into 102 genera in Nepal (Shrestha et al. 2010).

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