An Ethnobotanical Study in Two Aboriginal Villages in Hulu Selangor

Author

Azliza M.A., Noorlidah, A., Vikineswary. S., Haron, N.W., and Ong H.C.
Institute of Biological Science, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
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Language

English

Title

An Ethnobotanical Study in Two Aboriginal Villages in Hulu Selangor

Proceeding

Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Seminar (MAPS 2010)

Date

3rd August - 4th August (2010)

Place Held

Forest Research Institute Malaysia(FRIM)

Abstract

An ethnobotanical study was conducted from December 2009 to March 2010 in two aboriginal (Temuan) villages in Hulu Selangor district, Selangor, namely Sungai Jang Aboriginal Village and Kolam Air Aboriginal Village. A total of 35 plant accessions were recorded in Sungai Jang Aboriginal Village of which 28 species from 22 families had been identified and seven species yet to be identified. While 16 plant accessions were recorded in Kolam Air Aboriginal Village where 14 species from 12 families had been identified and two species yet to be identified. Only five species were used by the villagers in both villages. This showed a large difference in plant utilisation purposes in the two Temuan villages surveyed even though they were located in the same district.

Keywords

Temuan; aborigines: medicinal plants; Selangor

Session

Poster Abstracts: P08

Topic

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