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Arborek is a village in Meos Mansar Subdistrict, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua Province, Indonesia, surrounded by white sand beaches, clear water, stunning biota views, rows of coconut trees, dances, songs and hospitality of the residents.

This village has even become a common route for tourists visiting Raja Ampat. Undeniably, Raja Ampat is famous for its underwater species richness which is home to 540 species of coral, 1,511 species of fish and 700 species of mollusks.

Dlium Arborek

Arborek village is one of the 18 most beautiful villages in West Papua that have begun to develop local regulations on community-based marine conservation.

The village is easier to reach from Sorong City to Waisai City by boat, then continues the journey using the Longbo Boat or speedboat for about two hours. Along the way are beautiful sea views, stunning blue skies, and rows of uninhabited islands.

When you reach this village, you will see the beauty of a sloping beach with clean white sand and very soft on the feet. Rows of coconut trees that thrive and produce shade. Arborek village is only about 6-7 hectares or 10 times the size of a soccer field.

The sea water is very clear, the beauty of the underwater is very easy to see even on the beach and you will immediately throw yourself into snorkeling and diving without the need to travel far to the middle of the sea.

But to see the wingtips of a manta ray appearing above the surface of the sea which is extremely clear, it takes around 15-20 minutes using a motorized boat.

The cheerful faces of the friendly villagers and women create beautiful handicrafts made from sea pandan leaves. These woven products are hats, noken bags, or mobile phones that have perfect quality.

Residents of this village also provide several homestays and traditional restaurants. They have no difficulty in providing fresh and electricity supply, but it is difficult to get a cellphone signal.



Porang (Amorphophallus muelleri)

Porang or iles-iles (Amorphophallus muelleri) is a plant species in Araceae, the leaves are pseudo stems with a height of 40-180 cm and a diameter of 1-5 cm, tubular, green with irregular white patches, each branching point grows bulbil colored brown and yellow tubers.

A. muelleri has pseudo stems and leaves that are bright green to dark green and have greenish white patches. The surface of the stalk is smooth, while the leaves are smooth wavy. Ellipse-shaped leaves with pointed tips.

When flushing has 3, 4-5, 5-6 and finally 6 minor leaf strands with 3 small leaf stems. Young leaves have edges that are light purple, green and will end yellow with a width of 0.3-0.5 mm. Canopy has a width of 50-150 cm.

Stems grow on tubers with a diameter of 25-50 mm and height 75-175 cm. The color of the tuber is brownish or beige on the outer surface and brownish on the inside, rather oval and stringy roots, weight 450-3350 grams, fine tissue, 4-5 months dormant period and 35-55% glucomannan content.

Anzac flower (Montanoa hibiscifolia)

Anzac flower (Montanoa hibiscifolia) is a plant species in Asteraceae, shrubs up to 6 meters high, rarely branched, terete stems with a soft sponge-like center, growing wild along forest boundaries, waterways and disturbed lands.

M. hibiscifolia has a row of leaves arranged opposite, stem length 1-17 cm, terete, has hair, length 9-42 cm, width 4-25 cm, base of round heart shape, irregular jagged, ciliated, has five to seven lobes, accumulating at the apex, the upper surface is dark green and the lower surface is pale green.

The flowers of the discs have 2-6 cm long stems, panicle cymose, many in the terminal and branching. The green crown turns yellow and 4 cm wide. Small achenes, 0.3-0.5 cm long, reddish brown, apex gland and four angles.

Anzac flower fills the savanna vegetation, river banks, ditches, rainforest edges, road sides, neglected and disturbed lands. Interesting white flowers and leaves are often used for living fences and ornamental plants.

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheoph…

Cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans)

Drasena or cornstalk dracena (Dracaena fragrans) is a species of flowering plant in Asparagaceae, a shrub that grows slowly, is very adaptive and inhabits in altitude regions of 600-2250 m, multistemmed at the base, up to 15 m high or higher with narrow, upright and slender crowns.

D. fragrans has a round stem with a diameter of up to 30 cm, young plants have a single stem and are not branched with a rosette of leaves to the ends, producing two or more new stems with subsequent flowering episodes.

Lanceolate leaves, 20-150 cm long, 2-12 cm wide, green overall or yellow vertical stripes follow the bone trench in the middle for some varieties, shiny, upright young leaves to spread and larger leaves droop due to weight.

The flowers in panicles are 15-160 cm long, individual flowers have a diameter of 2.5 cm with a six-lobed corolla, are pink and open white with the center having a red or purple line on each lobe for 7-12 mm, very fragrant and popular with pollinating insects.

The berries …