PERSEBARAN PURWOCENG (PIMPINELLA PRUATJAN MOLKENB.) MASA LALU DAN MASA KINI

Pudji Widodo

Abstract


Purwoceng (Pimpinella pruatjan Molkenb.) is a kind of medicinal plant which is very popular for aphrodisiac purposes.  This plant is originated Java especially in Dieng Plateau Central Java.  However, in the past they were also reported discovered in Tengger Highlands around Mt Bromo, Hyang highland, Mt. Galunggung, Mt. Cikuray, and Mt. Pangrango West Java.  The aims of this study are to find out current distribution of purwoceng compared with those in the past.  The method used in this study was land survey and interview with local communities on those mountainous areas in West, Central, and East Java.  The results of this study showed that in the current distribution of purwoceng are in cultivation.  This fact was also supported by the statement of the local people that there was no wild purwoceng anymore, and they are now become cultivated plants.
Key words: aphrodisiac, Apiaceae, Pimpinella, purwoceng, taxonomy

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