C. Su­lawesi to have its own botan­i­cal gar­den

The Jakarta Post - - NATIONAL -

PALU: The In­done­sian In­sti­tute of Sci­ences (LIPI) is plan­ning to es­tab­lish a 25-hectare botan­i­cal gar­den in the Cen­tral Su­lawesi re­gency of Dong­gala.

“Cen­tral Su­lawesi has never had a botan­i­cal gar­den. This is part of our plan, and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to it,” LIPI of­fi­cial Danang Wahyu Purnomo said on Wed­nes­day.

He said the gar­den could be used for con­ser­va­tion ef­forts, ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties and tourism.

A House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives mem­ber, Ahmad M. Ali, has do­nated the land for LIPI to es­tab­lish the botan­i­cal gar­den. “This is a land where many kinds of plants can grow well,” he said.

Plants en­demic to Su­lawesi, Ahmad said, in­cluded rain­bow eu­ca­lyp­tus, wanga (a type of palm tree) and damar (a type of conifer). In ad­di­tion, LIPI will also start plant­ing black ebony trees that have dark and hard wood.

“LIPI will also plant pop­u­lar fruit trees like durian, rambu­tan, mango and many other plants that will at­tract many tourists,” he said. — JP

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