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Story Publication logo December 22, 2020

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Deforestation in Indonesia
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This report was carried out by Pontianak Post journalists with the support of a grant from the...

Durian kura-kura (Durio testudinarius) adalah salah satu tumbuhan yang ada di kawasan KHDTK. Tumbuhan jenis ini masuk dalam kategori Vulnerable (VU) atau empat langkah menuju kepunahan.
Durian kura-kura (Durio testudinarius) adalah salah satu tumbuhan yang ada di kawasan KHDTK. Tumbuhan jenis ini masuk dalam kategori Vulnerable (VU) atau empat langkah menuju kepunahan. ARIEF NUGROHO/PONTIANAK POST

Tanjungpura University's educational forest plays an important role as a natural laboratory. The area is also home to various types of rare and protected plant species.

Virgiawan Welandika is one of the students of the university. The 2015 student of the Forestry Faculty of the Tanjungpura University conducted research on the diversity of pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp.) in the forest area.

Kantong Semar – the Indonesian name of the pitcher plant – is a unique plant. It has a pocket at the end of the leaf. The pocket also acts as a trap for insects which are a source of its food. This plant is classified as a carnivorous plant.

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