Ethnobotanical study of Kampung Salak, Kuching

Nabilahhuda, Binti Mohamad. (2016) Ethnobotanical study of Kampung Salak, Kuching. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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A study on the ethnobotanical value of plants among Malay communities was carried out in the Kampung Salak, Kuching, Sarawak. A total of 50 respondents were selected in the process of collecting data through interview session. This study was focusing on the ethnobotanical plants which grow in the mangrove swamp forest and in the natural forest of Kampung Salak. A total of 34 plant species from 28 families were recorded to have ethnobotanical values. However they were six plants were unidentified as there were no specimens available during the survey but this species have been used before for medicinal and technical purposes. The local names were given by the responded during the interview with unknown botanical names. The local names of the species were Kepla, Miring, Kayu tasak, Temuyam, Berus and Cengkani. The collected species of specimens were processed as herbarium specimens and deposited at Herbarium of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (HUMS). The uses of plant were divided into several categories which included edible part (fruit, seed, vegetables and spices), medicinal and dye, spiritual use, technical use (firewood and construction) and others like ornamental plant. Among the common, medicinal plants used were Piper betle L. (Sireh), Parkia javanica Merr. (Kedawung), Manihot esculenta Crantz. (Cassava) and Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle (Serai wangi). The basic preparation and usage the ethnobotanical plants especially for medicinal and food identify were documented. From this study, it is apparent that the local people in this area are still using the plant resources for their daily consumptions and other uses. The occurrence of the mangrove forest and their species diversity is indeed very important for the local people of Kampung Salak, not only for their ethnobotanical value but it support the environmental conservation, food resources for the wild life and most important for eco-tourism attraction. Thus, this basic ethnobotanical knowledge documentation was considered as useful information as database for future reference and conservation of the species for future generation within this area.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnobotany, Kampung Salak, malay community, mangrove swamp forest, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 01:46
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 01:46

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