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Consideraţii asupra botanicii populare româneşti din Valea Hârtibaciului
Considerations on Romanian popular botany from Hârtibaci Valley (South Transylvania)

Author(s): Constantin Drăgulescu
Subject(s): Customs / Folklore, Environmental Geography, Oral history, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: ASTRA Museum
Keywords: Hârtibaciu Valley; Transylvania; ethnobotanic questionary; names of plants; use of vegetable species;

Summary/Abstract: The author make a synthesis of ethnobotanic investigations undertaken between 1969 and 2011 in those 41 localities of folkloric zone Valea Hârtibaciului/Hârtibaci Valley (South Transylvania). The research was made with an original questionary with over hundred questions. In those more then 60 itineraries in zone 460 people were asked. The results of ethnobotanic investigations evidenced that people knows at least 765 vegetal species. From those 450 are or were used in nourishment, medicine, magic, rituals, decorations, painted a.o. Were are identified 1508 local names of plants, more then 150 new, unreported form another zones of Romania. Were are noted linguistic, floristic-chorologic, ecologic and ethographic aspects.

  • Issue Year: XXVI/2012
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 143-149
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Romanian