Ethnobotanical Surveys on Climbing Plants in Sabah, Malaysia Julius Kulip

Author

Julius Kulip
Ethnobotany  Section, Forest Research Centre, Sepilok, Forestry Department, Sabah

Language

English

Title

Ethnobotanical Surveys on Climbing Plants in Sabah, Malaysia 

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)

Date

3rd August - 4th August 2010

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)

Abstract

Surveys on the ethnobotanical uses of climbing plants were conducted in three localities in Sabah, Malaysia, namely, Kg. Mangkuwagu, Tongod Forest Reserve, Ulu Monsok Tambunan and Trus Madi Forest Reserve, Tambunan. These were lowland mixed dipterocarps and lower montane habitats. Literature reviews were also conducted. A total of 45 species of plants in 15 families were documented during these studies. Families of plants with many representatives of species were from the family Menispermaceae followed by Asclepiadaceae, Annonaceae and Piperaceae. Uses of climbers included medicines, poison (especially fish), vegetables and for rope. Some of the climbing plants were commercially important such as rattan.

Keywords

Ethnobotany, climbing plants, Sabah, Malaysia

Session

Session 1: Oral 1

Topic

Harnessing the Tropical heritage: Recent Advances in R&D and commercialization