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dc.contributor.author Wester, Lyndon en_US
dc.contributor.author Yongvanit, Sekson en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-05T18:51:52Z en_US
dc.date.available 2007-07-05T18:51:52Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Wester L, Yongvanit S. 2006. Naming consistency for forest plants in some rural communities of northeast Thailand. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:203-212. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/248 en_US
dc.description.abstract Consistency of naming forest plants was subjected to a field test in a rural community of Northeastern Thailand. Local experts supplied names for a set of trees and vines in a surveyed plot. Results showed a high level of agreement among the informants for more than half of the plants and less than 10% of the plants were not named consistently by the majority of informants. Disagreement on names largely took the form of non-responses or degrees of specificity. In general, vines and immature understory plants produced the greatest diversity of opinion. Of the names collected, 53% were recorded in standard botanical references but about half were linked with more than one Latin binomial, often in different families. Many false links could be quickly resolved if voucher specimens of the plants were compared with herbarium specimens. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject plant taxonomy en_US
dc.subject folk taxonomy en_US
dc.subject forest trees en_US
dc.subject vines en_US
dc.subject rural communities en_US
dc.subject Thailand en_US
dc.subject experts en_US
dc.subject type collections en_US
dc.subject herbaria en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.title Naming Consistency for Forest Plants in Some Rural Communities of Northeast Thailand en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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