Ethnic Plant Resources in Central Kalimantan
Ethnic plant resource diversity and the forms of use were studied for Central Kalimantan. A total of 69 species representing 45 families of ethnic plants (including mushrooms) were recorded. Moraceae and Zingiberaceae are the most species rich families. The habits were categorized as follows: trees (27), shrubs (8), palm (1), bamboo (1), rattan (3), lianas (1), vines (4), grass (15), epiphyte (1), and ferns (3). Usages of the plant resources were categorized as follows: food (vegetables, fruit, mushrooms, spices, additives, and others), medicine, materials for working (craft, wood), and others (poisons, repellants, charcoal, ornaments, and others). Ten species belonged to two categories.
KeywordsFood plant Medicine plant Woody material Mushroom
Results shown in this paper were mainly obtained from SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project entitled as “Wild fire and carbon management in peat-forest in Indonesia” founded by JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) and JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).
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