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Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Year: 2017 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 2388-2395
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2388.2395  
Voucher Specimens as a Tool to Documenting Traditional Knowledge Medicinal Plants of Jakun People in Endau-Rompin (PETA)
Arney Sapaat , Siti Fatimah Sabran , Nur Amalina Ismail , Izdihar Ismail , Maryati Mohamed and Mohd. Noh Dalimin
 
Abstract: The objective of this research was to document traditional knowledge of Jakun people on medicinal plants by using voucher specimens as a tools. The plants were collected together with biological information as well as how the plants were used. The collected plants than were pressed and dried in the oven. After that, the plants were mounted onto acid-free card and deposited in UTHM repository. A total of 28 plant specimens collected from 2014-2015 and deposited at UTHM were examined. Scientific name, local name, growth form, local use, part used, place of collection, year of collection and herbarium accession number of each species were recorded. A total of 26 species of medicinal plants were documented in this study. Total 26 genera and 24 botanical families were presented indicating that the medicinal plants were much diversified taxonomically. Most of the plants were taken orally by drinking the decoction. The results obtained in this research work indicates that by using a voucher specimens, one can know better about medicinal plants that been used by Jakun people in their daily live. Future investigation and proper documentation need to be done in order to preserve their knowledge from erosion.
 
How to cite this article:
Arney Sapaat, Siti Fatimah Sabran, Nur Amalina Ismail, Izdihar Ismail, Maryati Mohamed and Mohd. Noh Dalimin, 2017. Voucher Specimens as a Tool to Documenting Traditional Knowledge Medicinal Plants of Jakun People in Endau-Rompin (PETA). Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 2388-2395.
DOI: 10.3923/jeasci.2017.2388.2395
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jeasci.2017.2388.2395