Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark has been recognized as UNESCO Global Geopark through UNESCO verification in August last year. Becoming famous among the national and foreign tourists, geopark is not only about the uniqueness of rock and geological diversity, there is also cultural diversity and biodiversity.
If you come to Ciletuh-Palabuhanratu Geopark and entering Cipeucang conservation area, Mekarsari, Ciemas Subdistrict, you will find a flower named Rafflesia Fatma which is called as one of the rare flower that exist in Indonesia. not far from the path, sticking to the root of the host tree. Rafflesia is a perfect bloom of red brick.
According to Asep Supriatna of PAPSI (Paguyuban Alam Pakidulan Sukabumi) there are 29 raflesia fatma points scattered in this cipeucang forest. Cipeucang conservation forest is accessible for tourists with guidance from locals, so as not to get lost or damage existing natural assets.
By: Ilham Mochammad Saputra