Plectocomia Collection/Collector
Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:04PM
[chuck] in Science

Young Kachin man holding the fruits of Plectocomia assamica Griff. - which is a pretty rare sight (see Shooting Plectocomia). When I look at this image, I remember all that was involved to collect the specimen, but I am also struck as much by the collector as the colleciton. This young man was quiet, with an easy smile, and  a very hard worker in the field. He's the one in the longyi (same shirt) dragging the rattan out to the road at 1:16 in this clip. Wonder what he has been doing for the past 8 years? 

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