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5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium

9-14 September 2001, SYDNEY, Australia

Ethnobotany Mini-symposium
a symposium on the ethnobotany of the Malesian region


Lyn Craven (
Glenn Wightman

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Conference and Symposium: Royal Botanic Gardens, SYDNEY, Australia
Associated workshops: Tropical Forest Research Centre, ATHERTON, North Queensland, Australia
Preconference tour: starting CAIRNS, North Queensland, Australia

Introduction and organization

A mini-symposium on Malesian ethnobotany is being run as part of the 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium in Sydney, 9 - 14 September 2001.

This mini-symposium will focus on the ethnobotany and taditional uses of Malesian plants. Presentations will be in the form of presented papers and/or poster displays and will be programmed and run to fit in with and be a part of the main Flora Malesiana Symposium.

Tentative program

The following tentative program is based on preliminary indications from the people concerned. Understandably attendance and titles are not final yet, and other committments and funding problems may prevent some people from attending. Nevertheless we will attempt to keep this web version of the program as up to date as possible. Any changes to the program and the attendee list will be made on this web version first before being printed and distributed by other means.


J. Mogina, Distribution of medicinal plant knowledge and its implications on intellectual property rights ownership

J. Kulip, Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and other useful plants of Muruts in Sabah, Malaysia

O. Lense, The traditional medicinal plants from Manokwari, Irian Jaya (West Papua), Indonesia

Nguyen, T.P.T., Nguyen, T.T. & Luu, D.C., Conservation of traditional medicinal plants in the forest gardens of ethnic minority people in Sapa

J.M. Pfeiffer & Y. Uril, The ethnoecology and bio-cultural diversity of the Tado Clan, Flores Island: Lessons on collaboration between international researchers and indigenous peoples

R.M. Bourke, Altitudinal limits of 220 economic crop species in Papua New Guinea

D.C. Luu, Medicinal plants in Vietnam and some factors relevant to their use

P. Wilkie & A. Saridan, The limitations of vernacular names in an inventory study, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia


I. P. Astuti, B. Adjie, S. Hidayat, W. Sumantra & G. Wightman, Ethnobotany of Ata (Lygodium circinnatum) in Tenganan Village, Manggis District, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

S. Hidayat, I. P. Astuti, D. Darnaedi, I.B.K. Arinasa & G. Wightman, The useful plants of Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia

Presenters' affiliations, institutes, etc

B. Adjie, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI, Bali

I.B.K. Arinasa, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI, Bali

I.P. Astuti, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI, Bogor

R.M. Bourke, Dept Human Geography, RSPAS, ANU, Canberra

D. Darnaedi, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI, Bogor

S. Hidayat, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI, Bogor

J. Kulip, Forestry Department, Sandakan

O. Lense, JCU, Townsville, and Universitas Papua, Manokwari

D.C. Luu, Dept Ethnobotany, National Centre for Natural Science & Technology, Hanoi

J. Mogina, CRES, ANU, Canberra, and UPNG, Port Moresby

T.P.T. Nguyen, Dept Ethnobotany, National Centre for Natural Science & Technology, Hanoi

T.T. Nguyen, Dept Ethnobotany, National Centre for Natural Science & Technology, Hanoi

J.M. Pfeiffer, ECOSEA, Davis

A. Saridan, Balai Penelitian Kehutanan Samarinda, Samarinda

W. Sumantra, Kebun Raya Indonesia, LIPI

Y. Uril, ECOSEA, Flores

G. Wightman, Parks & Wildlife Commission of the NT, Darwin

P. Wilkie, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Field Trips

Pre- and mid-conference field trips and excursions are being organized.

Organizers and Sponsors

The 5th International Flora Malesiana Symposium is being organized by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and the Centre for Plant Plant Biodiversity Research and Australian National Herbarium, Canberra, on behalf of the Flora Malesiana Foundation, Leiden.

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