A plot inventory of ethnobotanical plants used by the Dusun community in Trus Madi forest reserve

Piriy Adharshini Maniam, (2016) A plot inventory of ethnobotanical plants used by the Dusun community in Trus Madi forest reserve. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This research was conducted to investigate the diversity of ethnobotanical plants used by the Dusun community in three types of vegetation at Trus Madi Forest Reserve. The three vegetation types were Lowland Mixed Dipterocarp Forest, Upland Mixed Dipterocarp Forest and Lower Montane Forest. Three 20m x 20m (0.12 ha) plots were set up at each type of vegetation. A total of 230 individual ethnobotanical plant species were enumerated, comprising 86 species in 46 different families. Shannon - Weiner Diversity Index (3.403) and Simpson Diversity Index (0.9724) indicated that Lowland Mixed Dipterocarp forest had more species richness and was more diversified compared to other types of vegetation •. Each type of vegetation was dominant and diversified with different plant family and species. Altitude, temperature and human - caused disturbance may affect the diversity of ethnobotanical plants in Trus Madi Forest Reserve. The ethnobotanical plants can be classified eight usage categories; medidnal, construction, food, edible fruit, animal feed, handicraft, firewood and utensil. The study added 37 species as new records of ethnobotanical plants in Trus Madi Forest Reseve.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lowland Mixed Dipterocarp Forest, Upland Mixed Dipterocarp Forest , Lower Montane Forest , Dusun ,Trus Madi
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2018 02:35
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2018 02:35
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/19093

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