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‘Crowns of the forest’: Indonesian helps orchids bloom once more




 

 

 

YOGYAKARTA — Orchids in hand and a bamboo ladder on his shoulder, farmer Musimin scans the forest on the foot of Indonesia’s most energetic volcano to level out clusters of the indigenous flowers he has been salvaging for years.

The 56-year-old, who goes by one identify like many Indonesians, is a self-taught conservationist with no formal background in botanics.

He has devoted his profession to cultivating crops he compares to gems, and has been on a one-man mission to save lots of the unique blooms distinctive to the land on the outskirts of Yogyakarta on Java island.

His work started after lava and ash ripped by the realm from the highly effective eruptions of Mo…

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