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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : (77) Last page : (83)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2362

Ethno Taxonomy of Angiospermic Weeds of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pasupuleti Neeraja* and B. M. Reddy
Department of Botany, Kakatiya Government College, Hanamkonda, Warangal, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: neerajapasupu@gmail.com
Received: 25.08.2016  |  Revised: 30.08.2016   |  Accepted: 31.08.2016  

An ethno taxonomy or folk taxonomy is a vernacular naming system. It is a localized naming and classifying system, which is the way native people traditionally describe and organize their natural surroundings and also it can be contrasted with scientific taxonomy. Ethnobotanical data collected during ethnobotanical survey carried out throughout the study area, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, during 2008- 2016, a total of 448 plant folk species were identified. The data from folk botany provide evidence for the concept of rank in ethno biological classification, and angiospermic weed taxa of Chittoor district can be naturally accommodated into one of the six  ethno biological ranks like kingdom, (the unique beginner), which is zero, lifeform 9, intermediate zero, generic 448, specific 302, and varietal 21.The generic rank can be linguistically analyzable into Monotypic genera 145 (32.36 %) Polytypic genera 303 (67.64 %). Economically useful genera are polytypic. The analysis of ethnobotanical data of ethno biosystematics of the angiospermic weeds of study area agree by and large the general principles of folk taxonomy by Berlin, and in many respects it is close to Tzetal folk taxonomy.

Key words:  Ethnotaxonomy, Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh, Concept of rank, Angiospermic weeds.    

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Cite this article: Neeraja, P. and Reddy, B.M., Ethno Taxonomy of Angiospermic Weeds of Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(4): 77-83 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2362