Tanjungpura University's educational forest plays an important role as a natural laboratory. The area is also home to various types of rare and protected plant species.
Virgiawan Welandika is one of the students of the university. The 2015 student of the Forestry Faculty of the Tanjungpura University conducted research on the diversity of pitcher plants (Nepenthes spp.) in the forest area.
Kantong Semar – the Indonesian name of the pitcher plant – is a unique plant. It has a pocket at the end of the leaf. The pocket also acts as a trap for insects which are a source of its food. This plant is classified as a carnivorous plant.
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