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An ethnobotanical study of forage plants in Zhuxi County in the Qinba mountainous area of central China
Yang,Jun; Luo,Jifeng; Gan,Qiliang; Ke,Leiyu; Zhang,Fengming; Guo,Hairu; Zhao,Fuwei; Wang,Yuehu
2021
Source PublicationPLANT DIVERSITY
ISSN2096-2703
Volume43Issue:3Pages:239-247
AbstractIn the Qinba mountainous area of Central China, pig farming has a significant impact on the growth of the rural economy and has substantially increased farmer incomes. Traditional knowledge plays an important role in the selection of forage plant species for pig farming by local people. This study aimed to identify the forage plants used for pig feeding and to catalog indigenous knowledge regarding their use. During 2016 and 2017, ethnobotanical surveys and inventories were conducted in Zhuxi County, Hubei Province, China. Data were collected using semi-structured interviews, key informant reports, free listings, guided field walks, and participatory observations with 77 households in 16 villages in 13 towns/townships. The obtained data were analyzed using a relative frequency citation (RFC) index. Overall, 145 wild forage plants from 91 genera and 31 families were recorded. The most cited families were Asteraceae, Polygonaceae, Urticaceae, Amaranthaceae, Fabaceae, Cruciferae, Caryophyllaceae, and Lamiaceae. Whole plants (75.9%) and tender leaves (12.4%) were the most frequently used parts of the plants. Most of the forage plants were herbaceous (88.9%). Almost all forage plants could be collected throughout the year (62.7%). Raw and cooked were the two main preparation methods. The most frequently cited species were Taraxacum mongolicum, Bidens pilosa, Sonchus oleraceus, Pilea verrucosa, and Pilea pumila var. obtusifolia. A total of 14 species were identified as the top forage plants in Zhuxi County based on their RFC values (RFC value greater than 0.5). Local people possess rich traditional knowledge about the utilization and management of forage plants for pig feeding. However, the maintenance of this traditional knowledge may be seriously threatened by changes in pig feeding modes and the lack of successors. Appropriate strategies and action plans have been suggested for the conservation of traditional knowledge associated with biodiversity and the sustainable use of forage species resources. These include 1) taking targeted measures to protect forage resources and associated traditional knowledge; 2) strengthening research on the forage plants with the highest RFC values for nutritional value, digestibility, other functions, and ecological status; and 3) enhancing the identification of poisonous forage plants. Copyright (C) 2021 Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Publishing services by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd.
KeywordQinba mountainous area Zhuxi county Ethnobotany Traditional knowledge Pig forage plants MITHUN BOS-FRONTALIS INDUCED INFLAMMATION SONCHUS-OLERACEUS DULONGJIANG AREA YUNNAN PROVINCE LOCAL KNOWLEDGE NUTRITIVE-VALUE WILD PLANTS ANTIOXIDANT EXTRACT
DOI10.1016/j.pld.2020.12.008
WOS IDWOS:000661912800008
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/73238
Collection中国科学院昆明植物研究所
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Econ Plants & Biotechnol, Yunnan Key Lab Wild Plant Resource, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
2.Minist Ecol & Environm, Nanjing Inst Environm Sci, Nanjing 210042, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Plant Divers & Biogeog East Asia, Yunnan Key Lab Fungal Divers & Green Dev, Kunming 650201, Yunnan, Peoples R China
4.Zhuxi Qiliang Inst Biol, Zhuxi 442300, Peoples R China
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Yang,Jun,Luo,Jifeng,Gan,Qiliang,et al. An ethnobotanical study of forage plants in Zhuxi County in the Qinba mountainous area of central China[J]. PLANT DIVERSITY,2021,43(3):239-247.
APA Yang,Jun.,Luo,Jifeng.,Gan,Qiliang.,Ke,Leiyu.,Zhang,Fengming.,...&Wang,Yuehu.(2021).An ethnobotanical study of forage plants in Zhuxi County in the Qinba mountainous area of central China.PLANT DIVERSITY,43(3),239-247.
MLA Yang,Jun,et al."An ethnobotanical study of forage plants in Zhuxi County in the Qinba mountainous area of central China".PLANT DIVERSITY 43.3(2021):239-247.
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