One Raflesia flower (Raflesia arnoldii) return bloom in the Bukit Daun Forest Preserve Kepahiang Regency, Bengkulu Province.
"We found started blooming yesterday (Wednesday, 9/11) and today was perfectly fluffy and opened to the general public who want to see the uniqueness of this flower," said the coordinator of the group "Peduli Puspa Langka" Tebat Monok, Holidin.
Holidin who find flowers, said this year has found a successful nine Raflesia flowers bloom in the forest area, exactly in a radius of one kilometer.
Currently there are also six bulbs or prospective interest Raflesia around the flower, where an estimated bulbs bloom in the near future.
"We expect within a week of foot-ball-sized bulbs will bloom soon, bringing the total flowers that bloom since January has been 10 interest," he added.
Since opening to the public with information boards that read "Raflesia bloom" of the crude material was able to attract visitors, especially road users cross-Kepahiang Bengkulu City.
Location flower bloom is 300 meters from the road with a fairly steep terrain, but is equipped with makeshift ladder.
"Visitors who want to see this rare flower can still enjoy up to four days ahead," he said.
Holidin said, Leaf Protection Forest Hill is one area of native forest Raflesia habitat.
But like any other forest, protected forest was also not immune from the activities of illegal encroachment of forest converted to coffee plantations.
He expects more government is serious about protecting the forest area, because the existence of interest Raflesia also threatened with the loss of forests of Sumatra, especially in the area of Bengkulu.
"It's kind of flower Raflesia many found nowhere else, but Raflesia arnoldii only live in Bengkulu," he said.
Source : antaranews.com