The following focuses on plant habitats, and in particular how they affect orchid culture in this country. One facet of natural habitats for most of the orchids grown in this country is significantly different from the conditions naturally experienced here, and this will be highlighted, together with other significant aspects.

HABITAT 1 
TROPICAL LOWLAND RAINFOREST HABITAT

Rainfall

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HABITAT 1 
TROPICAL LOWLAND RAINFOREST HABITAT

Specific meteorological data from this habitat is now discussed. It is often difficult to obtain specific climatic data representative of each of the habitats. The following information is indicative of the conditions generally experienced, but 'normal' conditions for each are discussed at the end of each habitat discussion.

At a more equitable maritime habitat on the coast of Cambodia, a total annual rainfall of 1390 mm  is experienced, but this is unevenly distributed.

ChartObject RAINFALL                                                                                  Nga Trang Cambodia
This area is subject to the summer monsoons, which are at full force in early autumn. although the timing of the monsoon varies in different localities. For some 8 months of the year, monthly rainfall is less then 50 mm each month.

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