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1 December 2004 An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Beypazari, Ayas, and Güdül District Towns of Ankara Province (Turkey)
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Dietary, therapeutical, and other ethnobotanical uses of the wild plants grown in the Beypazarı, Ayaş, and Güdül district towns of Ankara were investigated. Information was collected by oral interviews, with 400 individuals participating in 25 selected sites. The demographic characteristics of the informants were cross-linked with the recorded plant data for purposes of statistical analysis by SPSS software. The results indicated that 82% of the informants recognized the use of wild plants for food and home remedies. Both the breadth and scope of knowledge on the use of wild plants increased significantly with the advancing age of the informants, but there was no significant correlation between the knowledge of the informants and their educational status. Altogether, the authors recorded 192 uses for wild plants in the surveyed area; these emanating from 85 plant species belonging to 31 plant families. Among the most popular uses for wild plants were for medicines (115 citations) or food (70 citations). Only 7 plants fell in the miscellaneous category.

Simsek Isil, Aytekin Fulya, Yesilada Erdem, and Yildirimli Şinasi "An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Beypazari, Ayas, and Güdül District Towns of Ankara Province (Turkey)," Economic Botany 58(4), 705-720, (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2004)058[0705:AESOTB]2.0.CO;2
Received: 2 February 2003; Accepted: 1 June 2003; Published: 1 December 2004
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