PERAN SUKU ANNONACEAE DALAM KEHIDUPAN MANUSIA

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Tri Handayani

Abstract

The Annonaceae is among the largest family of the flowering plant kingdom which varies in habitus ranging from trees, shrubs and climbers. Member of this family consist of about 109 genera and 2440 species. The Annonaceae has important economic value and widely used for traditional medicines, food sources, cosmetics and perfumes, ornamental plants, pesticides, timber, and ceremonial offerings. It also has played an important role in environmental health especially in tropical forest ecosystem. Despite of its enormous uses, the family has not received enough attention, even tend to have been forgotten. Uses of several important spesies from Annonaceae family are explained in this paper.

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