Agroecology and Uses of Galinsoga parviflora as Indigenous Vegetable in Highland of Kuningan, Banjarnegara and Wonosobo, Indonesia

  • Edi Santosa (SCOPUS ID: 8790748700) Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University
  • Sofyan Zaman Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
  • Dwi Guntoro Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia
  • Anas Dinurrohman Susila Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

Abstract

Gallant soldier (Galinsoga parviflora Cav.) is a cosmopolitan weed and is traditionally used as a vegetable in Java highland. The study aimed to evaluate agroecology and uses of G. parviflora as an indigenous vegetable in Java. Researches were conducted in Kuningan, Banjarnegara, and Wonosobo districts from June 2015 to July 2017. The distribution map was drawn from field tracks, interviews, and literature studies. Results revealed two Galinsoga species based on leaf and stem shape, i.e., G. parviflora and G. quadriradiata. Only G. parviflora was selected as a vegetable in Banjarnegara and Wonosobo, but not in Kuningan district. It ranked seventh among 13 traditional vegetables; young shoot with inflorescences was consumed after cooking or boiling, and sometimes used as a diuretic. Although it contributed low to household diet, however, its position on the social relationship among neighbors was important. The wide distribution range of Galinsoga in Java is potential as a new vegetable. It is important to study the nutrient content of this vegetable to improve utilization.

Keywords: Asteraceae, Dieng, gallant soldier, jukut saminggu, weed

Author Biographies

Edi Santosa, (SCOPUS ID: 8790748700) Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University

Dept Agronomi dan Hortikultura, IPB

Sofyan Zaman, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

Departemen of Agronomy and Horticultura, Faculty of Agriculture

Dwi Guntoro, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture

Anas Dinurrohman Susila, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Bogor Agricultural University Jl. Meranti, Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor 16680, Indonesia

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Santosa, E., Zaman, S., Guntoro, D., & Susila, A. D. (2020). Agroecology and Uses of Galinsoga parviflora as Indigenous Vegetable in Highland of Kuningan, Banjarnegara and Wonosobo, Indonesia. Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Agronomy), 48(3), 339-347. https://doi.org/10.24831/jai.v48i3.32800
Section
Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia