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Ethnobotany of Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae), a Major Food Plant of the Sakai Tribe at Banthad Range, Peninsular Thailand

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Title: Ethnobotany of Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae), a Major Food Plant of the Sakai Tribe at Banthad Range, Peninsular Thailand
Authors: Maneenoon, Katesarin
Sirirugsa, Puangpen
Sridith, Kitichate
Keywords: Dioscorea L.
Sakai
Banthad
Thailand
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation: Maneenoon K, Sirirugsa P, Sridith K. 2008. Ethnobotany of Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae), a major food plant of the Sakai tribe at Banthad Range, peninsular Thailand. Ethnobotany Research and Applications 6:385-394.
Abstract: Dioscorea is the main source of carbohydrate for the Sakai tribe at Banthad Range, Peninsular Thailand. Nine subgroups of Sakai wander in this area where fifteen species of the genus have been found. Thirteen of the species are consumed by the Sakai. The remaining two species are inedible. This study investigates the Sakai population pyramid, the Sakai living areas, the species diversity and ethnobotany of Dioscorea as well as the nutritional compositions of selected Dioscorea species.
Description: research
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/12494
ISSN: 1547-3465
Appears in Collections:2008 - Volume 6 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications



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