A series of handbooks (Vol 1 - Vol 3) pertaining to the flora of Papua New Guinea. The aim was to document the diversity of plants so that the conservation status of the species which make up the various communities can be monitored more accurately.
This volume reports the results of studies carried out in the Southern half of the Simbu Province of Papua New Guinea (Fig. 1.0 by the Simbu Land Use Project (SLUP) between 1980 and 1982.
We present the first large-scale synthesis of indigenous knowledge (IK) on New Guinea’s useful plants based on a quantitative review of 488 references and 854 herbarium specimens. Specifically, we assessed (i) spatiotemporal trends in the documentation of IK, (ii) which are New Guinea’s most useful ecosystems and plant taxa, (iii) what use categories have been better studied, and (iv) which are the best studied indigenous groups. Overall, our review integrates40,376 use reports and 19,948 plant uses for 3434 plant species.
Welcome to PNGplants — information for students, researchers, development workers, community leaders, government and non-government agencies and others working on plant identification, conservation and diversity of plants in Papua New Guinea.
An internet accessible herbarium plant collection database of plants from Papua New Guinea
An interactive identification guide to the common trees of Papua New Guinea
Plant collectors of Papua New Guinea
Information about Papua New Guinean plant collectors and support staff