The diversity of beneficial plants in the home-owned gardens of the Lingga Village, the Karo District, North Sumatra, Indonesia

M. Silalahi, Nisyawati

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Abstract

The Batak Karo sub-ethnic group uses home gardens as resources for medicinal, edible, and ornamental plants. However, baseline information still lacks on the species diversity. The objective of this study was mainly to assess plant biodiversty in home gardens. Data were collected using ethnobotanical surveys and interviews. The surveys were conducted in 9 home gardens located at Lingga Village, Karo District, North Sumatra. Ninety species were recorded belonging to 45 families and 77 genera as useful plants in home gardens. The Araceae, Liliaceae and Solanaceae were the common family that were found each comprising 8, 7, and 6 species, respectively. The species used as edible plants (53 species), ornamental plants (35 species) and medicinal plants (23 spesies). Begonia sp., and Sechium edule were the most species found in the home gardens.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume203
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018
EventInternational Symposium on Arboriculture in the Tropics: Securing Ecosystem Functions in Urban Landscape, ISATrop 2017 - Bogor, Indonesia
Duration: 21 Nov 2017 → …

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