Ethnobotanical aspects of some taxa in East Anatolia, Turkey


Ozgokce F., Ozcelik H.

ECONOMIC BOTANY, cilt.58, ss.697-704, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 58 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Dergi Adı: ECONOMIC BOTANY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.697-704

Özet

Ozgokce, Fevzi (Yuzuncu Yil University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, 65080 Van-Turkey; e-mail: f_ozgokce65@yahoo.com), Ozcelik, Hasan (Suleyman Demirel University, Faculty of Science and Arts, Department of Biology, 32100 Isparta-Turkey). ETHNOBOTANICAL ASPECTS OF SOME TAXA IN EAST ANATOLIA, TURKEY. Economic Botany 58(4):697704, 2004. This paper presents a list of some medicinal plants distributed in the East Anatolia region. The list was prepared during an ethnobotanical survey of the region from 1995 to 2002. East Anatolia has a rich flora due to its variable climate and its many ecological zones. This diversity in flora provides a rich source of medicinal plants that has been long utilized by Anatolian cultures; and hence, accounts for the remarkable accumulation of medicinal folk knowledge for the region. This paper provides information about 71 useful plants grown in the region, 20 of which are reported for the first time. In addition to the scientific names, vernacular names and medicinal uses are given for each plant.