BADAK LNG ORCHID COLLECTIONS

The Orchid Park functioned as a nursery and nurture area for various types of orchids, both species of orchids and hybrid orchids. As many as 19 species of orchids are recorded in the Orchid Park. Orchid Park has three green houses which divided for planting area, a sun-loving orchid species nurture area, and a mixed species orchid growing area. There are also a fruit pavilion, and a variety of fruit trees.

One of the mainstay species owned by the Badak LNG Orchid Park is the black orchid (Coelogyne pandurata) which is the East Kalimantan’s flora mascot. This orchid with bright green petals and flower crowns with black spots on the labellum can be found in the third Green house area where more than 500 pots of black orchid plants have been successfully cultivated. In addition there is also a sugarcane orchid (Grammatophyllum speciosum) which is known as the largest orchid in the world which can grow up to 5-7 m. There is also the twinkling orchid Phalaenopsis bellina which was successfully obtained through the tissue culture propagation method with production yields reaching hundreds of seedlings.

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Badak LNG has committed to maintain the biodiversity program by continuing to improve the cultivation of endemic plants in East Kalimantan, namely Anggrek hitam (Coelogyne pandurata) and other Kalimantan orchids. A total of 3551 local orchids has been cultivated by Badak LNG as a form of conservation efforts in the East Kalimantan region.

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Source: direct observation from Badak LNG (2021)
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