THE DIVERSITY OF LOCALLY USEFUL PLANTS IN BATU AMPAR VILLAGE NEAR BUKIT RAJA MANDARA PROTECTED FOREST AREA IN SOUTH BENGKULU DISTRICT

Wiryono, Wiryono and Lipranto , Lipranto (2015) THE DIVERSITY OF LOCALLY USEFUL PLANTS IN BATU AMPAR VILLAGE NEAR BUKIT RAJA MANDARA PROTECTED FOREST AREA IN SOUTH BENGKULU DISTRICT. Jurnal Manusia dan Lingkungan , 20 (2). pp. 119-128.

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Abstract

The diversity of plant species serves many purposes for community, especially those living in rural areas. Each traditional community in Indonesia may have specific knowledge and use of plants found in their environment. Having many plant species and tribes, Indonesia is rich in biological and cultural diversity. Modern agriculture and globalization, however, tends to reduce both diversities. It is, therefore, essential that traditional knowledge and uses of biological diversity be preserved. This study was aimed to document the diversity of plants used by villagers of Batu Ampar, Kedurang Subdistrict, South Bengkulu District. Results showed that villagers used as many as 83 species of plants for eight categories, namely food, followed by medicine, construction, firewood, fence and hedge, handycraft, coloring agent and poison with 35, 30, 16, 9, fence and hedge 9, handicraft 9, coloring agent 1 and poison 1 species respectively. Fifty five of the plant species were taken from private land and 28 from forest. Economically, 54 species were used for the villagers’ own purpose, while 29 species were not only for their own use but also for sale.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture > Journal
Depositing User: 021 Nanik Rahmawati
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 04 May 2015 13:18
URI: http://repository.unib.ac.id/id/eprint/10800

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