In addition to Arfak mountains in Manokwari regency, another destination that visitors can see is Numfor island. When I did a morning walk near the tropical rainforest of the Numfor island a few days ago, I saw various species of rainforest flowers. One of them is plumeria. Actually it is a tree that regularly produce flowers all year round. Its wood is soft. Plumeria has very strong fragrant. Usually planted by people in the cemetery area. In Bali, girls like to put the flower on their ears. Plumeria or frangipani flowers are also used in daily offerings to the gods by Balinese people. But these tropical flower plants can also be found growing at the front yards of the villagers homes in Numfor island. The main color of plumeria is white but most often we can see red or pink colors at the edges of its petals and yellow in the middle of each flower. The height of an adult plumeria can reach up to 3 meters.
If you are interested in visiting Arfak range to see its flowers, please, send text message to Hans Mandacan (cell phone: +6281344214965). He can guide you to explore the tropical jungle and its plants.
Update for this post - Today (20 August 2011) I have just received an email from someone named Cindy Taing who said that she was also curious about this purple flower. After searching for information about it on the internet, she finally found its name. The name of the flower is Rain Lily. Thanks, Cindy, for your information.
Update of this post - Tuesday, 8 May 2012. I did several searches in google for rain lily and finally I could find the name of the flower in Latin. According to Wikipedia, it is called Zephyranthes rosea. This is only a small flower plant. I am quite happy about this finding.
The tropical rainforest of New Guinea is a nice destination for travelers who want to enjoy hiking tours both in the mountains and lowland coastal areas. Beside orchid flowers, hikers can see wildlife and meet with the indigenous Papuan people who are friendly. by Charles Roring/ E-mail: email@example.com