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Biocultural Diversity of the Endemic ‘Wild Jack Tree’ on the Malabar Coast of South India

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Title:Biocultural Diversity of the Endemic ‘Wild Jack Tree’ on the Malabar Coast of South India
Authors:Mathew, Sam P.
Mohandas, A.
Shareef, S.M.
Nair, G.M.
plant cultural practices
endemic species
Artocarpus hirsutus
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indigenous knowledge
wood anatomy
plant morphology
geographical distribution
folk taxonomy
habitat conservation
international trade
wood products
medicinal plants
wood construction
threatened species
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Date Issued:2006
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Manoa
Citation:Mathew SP, Mohandas A, Shareef SM, Nair GM. 2006. Biocultural diversity of the endemic ‘wild jack tree’ on the Malabar coast of south India. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:25-40.
Abstract:Artocarpus hirsutus Lam. is an endemic tree species of the southern Western Ghats of Peninsular India. It is popularly known as the "wild jack tree”. Several attributes in art, culture and socio-economic civilization among the folk communities in Kerala state (Malabar coast) distinguish the tree in the history of Indian civilization. Most of the traditional uses and indigenous know-how earlier referred to this species are vanishing. This article discusses various aspects of the popular wild jack tree of the Malabar coast and its vanishing indigenous biocultural diversity among the folk communities of the region.
Appears in Collections: 2006 - Volume 4 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications

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