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Zebra dove (Geopelia striata)

Perkutut jawa or barred ground dove or zebra dove (Geopelia striata) is a bird species in Columbidae, monomorphic, grain-eating only, although it may also eat insects and small invertebrates, blue irises, black and white stripes cut by light brown color on the part of the brown chest and stomach.

G. striata is classified as small size is 21 cm, slender and long tail. The head is gray, the neck and sides are smooth lines and the back is brown with black edges. Black-tailed side with white tip. The iris is bluish gray, while the pair of legs are dark pink.

Dlium Zebra dove (Geopelia striata)

Zebra dove live in pairs or small groups. Prefers open fields for food on the ground in forests, gardens, parks, agricultural land, grasslands in the lowlands, house yards and sometimes gather to drink in water sources.

Flat and thin nests are built using branches in a large tree canopy and sometimes not far from the settlement, although they will immediately fly away if a human tries to approach. White eggs and 2 items in January-September.

Perkutut jawa is unique, especially in its beautiful singing and has become the favorite bird of the kings in Java since the Majapahit Kingdom. The songs generally consist of front, middle and end sounds.

Waveform analysis shows males pass on the front sounds and the number of beats to their offspring, whereas females pass on the end sounds and give a touch of rhythm.

G. striata that are bred are usually fed with only grain including white milet, red milet, barley, small-sized grain and black sticky rice. Sometimes extra food includes canary seed, godem seeds, mustard seeds and cuttlefish for mineral needs.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae
Genus: Geopelia
Species: G. striata



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 …