Wallacea Region

The Contribution of Ehime University in the Indonesian’s Biodiversity Hotspot: Wallacea Region

25 Jun , 2012  

wallacea region, wallaceaWallacea as region of intermediacy has very high endemic species found nowhere else in the world. This region included in the coral triangle, consisted of four different groups of islands with complex geological history and populated by a mixture of Indo-Malayan and Australasian biogeography. Lack of More…

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Timber tree

The Distribution of Benuang Bini (Octomeles sumatrana) and Its Treats Along Kayan River, Bulungan, East Kalimantan

14 Okt , 2011  

 

Benuang bini (Octomeles sumatrana Miq.; Octomeles moluccana Teijsm. & Binn. ex Hassk) is a long-lived pioneer that regenerates on clay or sandy loam soil, primarily on exposed alluvial soil, such as riverbanks which grows in Aceh, West Sumatera, Bengkulu, Palembang, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Maluku. This fast growing spesies is used for pulp, plywood, container wood, light construction wood, boxes, concrete moulds, match boxes, and chipboard. Young leaves are edible as vegetables, a leaf extract is used to cure stomachache and the flowers More…

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Coastal forest,Timber tree

The Distribution of Casuarina equisetifolia and Its Utilization Along Southern Coast of Bantul, Yogyakarta

30 Sep , 2011  

 

Casuarina equisetifolia

Bantul is one of four regencies and city in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia. Hills in the eastern and western, plain in the middle and coast in the southern directly border on Indian Ocean. Due to the existing of protected area, sandy agricultural land and the biggest contribution to regency income from tourism, cultural beach and fish landing ports, the southern coast becomes very More…

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Timber tree,Wallacea Region

The Distribution of Bitti (Vitex cofassus) in Wallacea Region

2 Sep , 2011  

vitex covassus, bitti, bitiPopulations of tree species used in the boat building, mainly bitti (Vitex cofassus) continually decreasing rapidly because of high demand and reason related to deforestation. In fact some lower quality wood species is used to replace it. The idea of establishment of forest boat as an effort of Wallacea’s species conservation and fulfillment of the basic materials needs to be supported. Some explorations were done in August and September 2008 by research ship, namely Cinta Laut More…

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