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Flora Of Indonesia, including: Nutmeg, Rafflesia, Rambutan, Clove, Carambola, Kaffir Lime, Banyan, Purple Mangosteen, Agathis, Salak, Syzygium Samarangense, Ficus Benjamina, Cananga Odorata, Sundacarpus, Giant Orchid, Garut Orange Fruit, Arundina, Cubeb Hephaestus Books

Flora Of Indonesia, including: Nutmeg, Rafflesia, Rambutan, Clove, Carambola, Kaffir Lime, Banyan, Purple Mangosteen, Agathis, Salak, Syzygium Samarangense, Ficus Benjamina, Cananga Odorata, Sundacarpus, Giant Orchid, Garut Orange Fruit, Arundina, Cubeb

Hephaestus Books

Published August 28th 2011
ISBN : 9781242924460
Paperback
642 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The flora of Indonesia consists of many unique varieties of tropical plants. Blessed with a tropical climate and aroundMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The flora of Indonesia consists of many unique varieties of tropical plants. Blessed with a tropical climate and around 18,000 islands, Indonesia is a nation with the second largest biodiversity in the world. The flora of Indonesia reflects an intermingling of Asian, Australian and the native species. This is due to the geography of Indonesia, located between two continents. The archipelago consists of a variety of regions from the tropical rain forests of the northern lowlands and the seasonal forests of the southern lowlands through the hill and mountain vegetation, to subalpine shrub vegetation. Having the second longest shoreline in the world, Indonesia also has many regions of swamps and coastal vegetation. Combined together, these all give rise to a huge vegetational biodiversity. There are about 28,000 species of flowering plants in Indonesia, consisting 2500 different kinds of orchids, 6000 traditional medicinal plants used as Jamu., 122 species of bamboo, over 350 species of rattan and 400 species of Dipterocarpus, including ebony, sandalwood and teakwood. Indonesia is also home to some unusual species such as carnivorous plants. One exceptional species is known as Rafflesia arnoldi, named after Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles and Dr. Arnold, who discovered the flower in the depths of Bengkulu, southwest Sumatra. This parasitic plant has a large flower, does not produce leaves and grow on a certain liana on the rain forest floor. Another unusual plant is Amorphophallus titanum