This site introduces the known Indonesian species of vegetables, spices, and medicinal plants and herbs

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, which has approximately 17.500 islands covering an area of 4.500 km² that located between Asia and Australia. These islands scattered along the equator which differentiated the average rainfall between the western and eastern Indonesia. Hence, Indonesia blessed with a rich biodiversity and ranked at position 3rd after Brazil and Kongo. Indonesia has various bio-diversities, including diversity of varieties, uniqueness and variation of genes, and species of various organisms and their ecosystems. Due to the richness of flora and fauna and their habitats as well as high level of endemicity, Indonesia has been recognized as a center of great biodiversity (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI), 2013).

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