MAPPING OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS IN PUGO, LA UNION

Flordiliza Baday Dalumay

Abstract


The study determined the species of traditionalmedicinal plants, including local and scientific names that thrive underdifferent land use of the municipality of Pugo; the physical environment oftraditional medicinal plants; the relationship of plant density and physicalenvironment; develop mapping procedure for different land-use; and develop aGIS map of traditional medicinal plants in the municipality of Pugo. Severalinstruments were used in the study namely, thermometer, pH meter, andGeographical Positioning System (GPS). All data gathered were analyzed using SPSS . The study came up with the following findings: Themunicipality of Pugo has diverse medicinal plants across the different land -use types of Pugo, La Union.The physical environment of the study site is justright for plants to survive. There exists no significant relationship betweendensity of medicinal plants to that of elevation, temperature, rainfall, andsoil organic matter. The higher is the potassium and phosphorus level of thesoil, the higher is the density of medicinal trees.

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