Ethnobotanical Significance from Bungo Range National Park, Sarawak

Meekiong, Kalu and Freddy, Yeo Kuok San and Teo, S. P. and Liam, J. and Zinnirah, Shabdin and Mohd Effendi, Wasli (2021) Ethnobotanical Significance from Bungo Range National Park, Sarawak. The Sarawak Museum Journal, 84 (105). pp. 119-134. ISSN 0375-3050

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A study was conducted to document traditional knowledge on plants with economic and ethnobotanical significance used by the communities in the vicinity of the boundary of Bungo Range National Park (BRNP). Eight key villages were selected for this study, viz. Tringgus, Pedaun Bawah, Bijuray Mongag, Puruh Semadang, Bengoh Rais, Temurang, Abang Kiding and Rejoi. The surveys encompass interviews, field samplings with documentation and the preliminary results are presented. A total of 366 species from 261 genera and 102 families of plants with ethnobotanical uses were recorded. The family Zingiberaceae (9 genera, 22 species) is most utilised by the communities near the BRNP, followed by Euphorbiaceae (11 genera, 18 species) and Fabaceae with 16 species from 13 genera; whereas Asteraceae and Piperaceae were the two most popular plant families used by the Bidayuh communities for medicinal purposes whilst Zingiberaceae, Anacardiaceae, Cucurbitaceae and Poaceae were the four most popular plant families harvested for foods. More work still remains to be done as this documentation is still far from satisfactory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bidayuh, documentation, ethno plants, Heart of Borneo Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Shabdin
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2021 00:26
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2021 00:26

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