The Various Plants Found In Bali

Published: 25th July 2011
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There was plant life on this planet long before there was human and animal life. The very roots of life of this planet are the plants. If there were no plants, there would have never be any ecosystems and no food for herbivores, that would lead to worldwide starvation that would have eventually lead to mass extinction. Regardless of where you look, also under the ice of the arctic you will find plant life.

One of the most unbelievable habitats on earth is home to several different species some of which are also endangered. Bali is a little island in the Indonesian island chain and has several kinds of plants that are grown for food, that grow naturally in the forests and on mountains, different kinds of tropical fruits which offer vibrancy to the eye and also provide delicious flavor for the tongue.

The Bali forest
There are many things that Bali is known for and it's precious and much sought-after wood is one of them. Ebony, banyan, pule (wood that is used to carve sacred masks utilized during elaborate Balinese dances and ceremonies), pine, pangge baya, and bamboo are amongst the trees and other plants are some plants which you will be able to find growing naturally in the Balinese forests. Many of the vacation Bali villas for tourists are made from the locally grown trees.

Grown for profit and food
Rice is one of the most important staples in the Balinese diet regime. Bali has the perfect land type and the climate to grow rice in large qualities. Just like most of the other Asian countries, Bali exports a little of the rice crops grown. Coffee is one of the other most important exports of Bali. There’s lots of demand for Balinese coffee and it can be found in many specialty stores in the US. The other specialties of Bali are the herbs and spices that are grown on the island. With the herbs and spices which are available in Bali like peppers, turmeric, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, black pepper and chili peppers you would be able to spice up your everyday dishes.

Raised for beauty
Whenever you think of Bali, the image that comes to your mind is of a land dotted with vibrant fragrant flowers that bloom large and beautiful under the azure and wide Bali villas that are caressed by garlands of brightly colored flowers. One would be able to find few of the world's most vibrant flowers on Bali. Some of these flowers are allamanda, mallam, lotus lilies, frangipani, kenanga, sedap, bougainvillea, kasia, Jasmine and several species of orchids. These are only few of the different species of plants which you will be able to discover on the Balinese island.

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