This is the second volume in a continuing series which will illustrate ca. 30 taxa a year of invertebrate-pathogenic fungi from Thailand. Like the first volume, the book aims to provide some insight into the diversity and distribution of these fungi in Thailand.
The Kingdom of Thailand lies in southeast Asia. Its shape and geography divide the country into four natural regions; the mountains and forests of North; the vast rice fields of the Central Plains; the semi-arid farm lands of the Northeast plateau; and the tropical islands and long coastline of the peninsula South. Thailand is bordered to the west by Myanmar, north and northeast by Laos, in the east by Cambodia and in the south by Malaysia. About 25% of natural habitats still remain and a logging ban has reduced forest destruction although this has been eliminated completely. A good system of Natural Parks and wildlife Sanctuaries provide a degree of protection not enjoyed by many tropical countries. Forests in Thailand are very rich in flora and fauna covering over 27,000 species of flowering plants.
Posted on 23 March 2009.