A treasure of morinda officinalis in Quang Nam

Tuesday, july 09, 2019 10:59

(QNO) - An over 1000-ha forest of morinda officinalis has recently been discovered in Quang Nam province. The local authorities have planned to protect the forest, have breeding and enlarge its area.  

The area of morinda officinalis is located in the Dak Mi protection forest. Quang Nam has localized and had a plan for the conservation of this kind of precious medicinal herb. At the same time, the survey on climate and soil has been carried out in order to expand the area of morinda officinalis in special-use forests as Dak Mi.

Dak Mi protection forest, where morinda officinalis was found
Dak Mi protection forest, where morinda officinalis was found

It takes more than 30 minutes to walk to morinda officinalis forest from Dak Mi hydroelectric power station. Morinda officinalis is a type of vines. Its root may be 50 metters long. It is in light yellow colour. The quality of morinda officinalis here is very good.

A forest ranger and a morinda officialis in the forest.
A forest ranger and a morinda officialis in the forest.

The forest of morinda officialis was found in 2017. In June 2018, a protection station was built to protect the forest. Besides, the breeding in order to conserve the gene source of this plant has been implemented.

 A root of morinda officiallis.
A root of morinda officiallis.

Morinda officialis can be bred by its trunk; so the breeding will not influence the forest ecological system.

Morinda officinalis is a precious medicinal herb that can help the locals improve their income, better their lives and speed up the local socio-economic development.
 

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