Willdenowia 36 – Article36142

Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
ISSN 0511-9618
© 2006 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.

Hiepko, P.: Eipo plant nomenclature and classification compared with other folk taxonomic systems.
Willdenowia 36 (Special Issue): 447-453.

Ethnobotanical data collected among the Eipo people in the Central Highlands of West New Guinea are compared with the theoretical model of ethnotaxonomic systems developed by Berlin and co-workers based on ethnobotanical studies in Central and South America. The Eipo plant nomenclature appears to fit well in Berlin's general principles and corroborates the existence of universals in folk classification systems.

Key words:
ethnobotany, ethnotaxonomy, linguistics, New Guinea, Indonesia, Eipomek valley.

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