Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (06): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Application of Ethnobotanical Methods in the Study on Traditional Dye Plants

ZHANG GuoXue,PEI ShengJi,LI BingJun   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Kunming 650204,China
  • Online:2003-12-25 Published:2003-12-25

Abstract: Traditional knowledge on use of dye plants used among local population is of great value for human society today.Based on ethnobotanical approaches,the present paper discusses the methods to study traditional dye plants used by the local people,and analyzes the importance of plant dyestuff and pigment in local people's livelihood and culture.Some recent research status in traditional dye plants and scope of traditional knowledge on the dyeplants were summarized in this paper.Moreover,the paper suggests further studies on traditional dye plants.

Key words: Ethnobotany