Buletin Kebun Raya
Vol 17, No 1 (2014): Buletin Kebun Raya Vol. 17 (1) Januari 2014

Rafflesia patma (RAFFLESIACEAE): NOTES ON ITS FIELD STUDY, CULTIVATION, SEED GERMINATION AND ANATOMY

Mursidawati, Sofi ( Center for Plant Conservation Bogor Botanic Gardens - LIPI Jl. Ir. Juanda 13, Bogor - 16003 )
Irawati, Irawati ( Center for Plant Conservation Bogor Botanic Gardens - LIPI Jl. Ir. Juanda 13, Bogor - 16003 )
Ngatari, Ngatari ( Center for Plant Conservation Bogor Botanic Gardens - LIPI Jl. Ir. Juanda 13, Bogor - 16003 )



Article Info

Publish Date
01 Jan 2014

Abstract

Rafflesia spp. (Rafflesiaceae) have a strategic value from both scientific and conservation viewpoints. To date only very few attempts have succeeded in growing the species ex situ and the main protection measures have been by in situ conservation. More detailed studies are required to understand the relationships between Rafflesia spp. and their host plants in order to improve their management and conservation. Studies on the anatomy, in vitro culture and seed germination in connection with conservation have been conducted in the Bogor Botanic Gardens. Effort to transfer Rafflesia patma to an ex situ conservation area has produced some flowers. However, we encountered a bigger challenge to maintain the long term presence of R. patma in ex situ conservation, since a high number of individuals is required to make the viable population.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

BKR

Publisher

Subject

Agriculture, Biological Sciences & Forestry

Description

Buletin Kebun Raya adalah publikasi ilmiah resmi dari Pusat Konservasi Tumbuhan Kebun Raya - LIPI. Jurnal ini terbit 2 kali setiap tahun, 2 nomor setiap volume, berisi tulisan ilmiah hasil penelitian, ulasan, atau gagasan asli tentang konservasi tumbuhan, biologi tumbuhan, dan pengembangan ...