Table of contents

  1. Krishnamoorthy Devanathan
  2. Rina Ratnasih Irwanto, Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam
  3. Kreni Lokho, F. Merlin Franco
  4. Rina Ratnasih Irwanto, Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam
  5. A. Nithaniyal Stalin, F. Merlin Franco
  6. Richard Francisco Clemente
  7. Wendy A. Mustaqim, Reza Raihandhany
  8. Racquel C. Barcelo, Jonathan M. Barcelo
  9. Muhamad Muhaimin, Wendy A. Mustaqim
  10. Ary Prihardhyanto Keim, Wawan Sujarwo
  11. Rina Ratnasih Irwanto, Arifin Surya Dwipa Irsyam
  12. Wawan Sujarwo, Ary Prihardhyanto Keim
  13. Krishnamoorthy Devanathan
  14. Krishnamoorthy Devanathan, A. Nithaniyal Stalin
  15. Mark Lloyd Granaderos Dapar
  16. Krishnamoorthy Devanathan

About this book


This volume is a compendium of selected plant species of ethnobotanical value to the highland communities of popular Southeast Asia. “Traditional” knowledge held by local communities on their resources is always in flux and adapting to a quickly changing environment. New plants find their entry into the local pharmacopoeias, while existing ones maybe removed. Likewise, various local communities might find the same plant useful for completely different purposes. While compiling information on the species, authors have taken great care to ensure that the dynamic nature of ethnobotanical knowledge is represented adequately. Special emphasis has also been given to cultural value of species to the local communities in the region. 

The field (and thus the market) of ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology has grown considerably in recent years.  Student interest is on the rise, attendance at professional conferences has grown steadily, and the number of professionals calling themselves ethnobotanists has increased significantly (the various societies (Society for Economic Botany, International Society of Ethnopharmacology, Society of Ethnobiology, International Society for Ethnobiology, and many regional and national societies in the field currently have thousands of members). 

The objective of this new Major Reference Work on Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions of Southeast Asia is to take advantage of the increasing international interest and scholarship on highland landscapes and communities. While ethnobotanical studies are now available from many regions of the world, no comprehensive encyclopedic volume on the highlands of popular SE Asia is available in the market. We include the best and latest research on a full range of descriptive, methodological, theoretical, and applied research on the most important plants for the region. Scholars in plant sciences worldwide will also be interested in the dedicated website for this volume and its dynamic content. 


Ethnobotany Biogeography Breeding Development Pathology Systematics Taxonomy

About the authors

Merlin Franco F. Ph.D
The Institute of Asian Studies
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link Gadong, BE 1410
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ethnobotany of the Mountain Regions of Southeast Asia
  • Editors F. Merlin Franco
  • Series Title Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions
  • Series Abbreviated Title Ethnobotany of Mountain Regions
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Reference Module Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-14116-5
  • Series ISSN 2523-7489
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-7497
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 0
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Plant Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
    Plant Anatomy/Development
    Plant Physiology
    Plant Breeding/Biotechnology
    Plant Pathology