Ethnobotanical aspects of some geophytes from Ergan Mountain, Turkey
Keywords:Ergan mountain, Ethnobotany geophytes, Erzincan
The genotypes of Ergan mountain, Erzican, Turkey were studied and documented. A total of 25 taxa belonging to 14 genera and 9 families have been collected in this study. Local name, used plant parts and the ethnobotanical uses of the geophyte - species were determined. Of the recorded taxa, 48% belonged to Irano- Twianian phytogeographic region, 12% to Europe-Siberian region and 4% to Mediterranean region. Five taxa namely, Allium armenum Boiss. & Kotschy, A. sintenisii Freyn, Muscentoiceleste Formin, Fritillaria pinardii Boiss. and Tulipa armena sbusp. Lyia (Baker) Marais recorded from the study area are endemic to Turkey.
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