Ethnobotany Wild and Semi-Wild Edible Plants of Ngis Manggis Society of Karangasem Bali

  • Dewa Ayu Sri Ratnani Biology Department, Universitas Mahasaraswati Denpasar
  • I Ketut Junitha Biology Department, Udayana University
  • Eniek Kriswiyanti Biology Department, Udayana University
  • I Nyoman Dhana Anthropology Department, Udayana University


ild Edible Plants are important for food security, but their existence is still neglected in the provision of land and economic development. The aim of this study was to 1)Documented the diversity of wild and semi wild edible plants by local people; 2) Analyze Relative Frequency of Citation (RFC) and Informant Concensus Factor (ICF) Values; 3)Lokal food conservation. Data were obtained from 46 informants through semi-structured interview, in-depth interview, and moderate participatory. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, quantitative RFC and ICF. The results showed 87 species, 35 families, and 56 genera of wild and semi wild edible plants by the Ngis Manggis Society. The plant families that have the most plant species are Anacardiaceae (22), Fabaceae (5), and Moraceae (5). Fruit (64.36%) is the most widely utilized part of the plant. There are nine plant species that have RFC value = 1. Knowledge of Wild and Semi Wild Edible Plant decreases in younger generations. Yadnya ceremonies make a positive contribution to the sustainability of Wild and Semi Wild Edible Plant