Plant Diversity ›› 2006, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (06): 653-664.

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Traditional Beverage Plants Used by Dai Villagers in Xishuangbanna

PAN Yu-Mei; LIU Hong-Mao; XU Zai-Fu   

  1. 中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园
  • Received:2006-02-07 Online:2006-12-25 Published:2006-12-25
  • Contact: PAN Yu-Mei

Abstract: One hundred and fourteen plant species which belonging to 43 families and 93 genera were recorded in this study. All these species were used as traditional beverage plants by Dai people in two Dai villages (Man’an and Mansan)
of xishuangbanna and 65 . 8% of the plants may hold medicinal functions. The results indicated that the species and the number of species were quite different between the two villages , and the difference between genders was not significant. However, the results of ANOVA showed that there was not significant difference between the average number of plant species mentioned in the villages and among genders, and the mean number of plant species mentioned in young group was significantly lower than that in old group, especially inMan’an village where transportation is much convenient. The study suggested that the indigenous knowledge was on the way of loss with the influence of exotic culture.

Key words: Traditional beverage plant