Topical Seminar: On Rattan - Lecture: The Ethnobotanic Story of Rattan - Dr John Dransfield

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Topical Seminar: On Rattan - Lecture: The Ethnobotanic Story of Rattan - Dr John Dransfield

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With over 600 species, rattan is astonishingly diverse with its main centre of distribution in Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Uses of the plants range from medicine to cigarette papers, from basket weaving to cane furniture. Leading rattan expert Dr John Dransfield will talk about unsustainable harvesting, the expansion of the oil-palm industry, the possibilities of smallholder cultivation, and what it means for the future of rattan furniture and the handicraft industries.

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2018-08-25

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English

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Topical Seminar: On Rattan - Lecture: The Ethnobotanic Story of Rattan - Dr John Dransfield

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“Topical Seminar: On Rattan - Lecture: The Ethnobotanic Story of Rattan - Dr John Dransfield,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 6, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/3168.