Ethnobotany of WopkaiminPandanus significant Papua New Guinea plant resource

  title={Ethnobotany of WopkaiminPandanus significant Papua New Guinea plant resource},
  author={David Charles Hyndman},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • D. Hyndman
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science
  • Economic Botany
Pandanus is well represented in Papua New Guinea with over 66 species growing from sea level to 3,000 m. The territory of the Wopkaimin, who live at the headwaters of the Ok Tedi in the Star and Hindenburg Mountains, is particularly rich in wild and domesticated species ofPandanus. Detailed analysis of the species in classification, ecology, subsistence, ritual and material culture not only establishesPandanus as a locally significant plant resource but also contributes to the comparative… 

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