Background: The genus Ficus, collectively known as figs, is a key component of tropical forests and is well known for its ethnobotanical importance. In recent decades an increasing number of studies have shown the indigenous knowledge about wild edible Ficus species and their culinary or medicinal value. However, rather little is known about the role of these species in rural livelihoods, because of both species and cultural diversity.
1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Econ Plants & Biotechnol, Kunming 650201, Peoples R China 2.Chinese Acad Sci, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Key Lab Trop Plant Resources & Sustainable Use, Xishuangbanna 666303, Yunnan, Peoples R China
Shi,Yinxian;Hu,Huabin;Xu,Youkai;Liu,Aizhong.An ethnobotanical study of the less known wild edible figs (genus Ficus) native to Xishuangbanna, Southwest China,JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE,2014,10():68