International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences
Volume-2 Issue-1, 2016, Page No: 1-5
Ethnobotanical Survey of Home Gardens in Pandansari and Sumberejo to Support Ecotourism Program in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia
Widya Kristiyanti Putri1, Luchman Hakim2, Jati Batoro3
Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Brawijaya University
Veteran Street, Malang 65145, East Java, Indonesia
Citation : Widya Kristiyanti Putri, Luchman Hakim, Jati Batoro, Ethnobotanical Survey of Home Gardens in Pandansari and Sumberejo to Support Ecotourism Program in Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, Indonesia International Journal of Research Studies in Agricultural Sciences . 2016;2(1):6-12.
This research aims to identify plant species diversity in home gardens and describes the numerous aspects related to the land management and types of plan uses which are cultivated in home-garden. Field survey was done in two villages in the periphery forest of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (East Java), namely Pandansari dan Sumberejo. The ethnobotanical data were achieved by visiting home gardens, identifying and documenting cultivated plants in home garden, and interviewing respondent through semi-structural interview methods. Data was analyzed descriptively FUVs and CSI indices calculation. This study found 186 species (60 family) in Pandasari dan 89 species (46 family) in Sumberejo, representing the important role of home gardens as sites for cultivating valuable plants species. These plants were uses as food, medicinal, ornamental and commercial plants. This ethnobotanical aspect of local people in Pandasari and Sumberejo can integrates into numerous aspects of ecotourism program planning.