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The ethnobotanical study of plants usage of people in the Wawonii island was conductedÂ in April until May 2006. The local knowledge of medicinal plants in Wawonii island isÂ a result from interaction people of Wawonii island. Environment, another ethnics andÂ globalization, it is as cultured processes. Data were collected on the uses of plants, andÂ more than 62 species of plants were recorded in local names. The data are discussed inÂ the contect of Wawonii island culture, tradition, and way of life. Furthurmore, plants usedÂ also show the nearness of emotional relationship between human and environment.
Key words: Indigenous knowledge, medicinal plants, Wawonii ethnic, Southeast
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