Arundo donax L. (Giant reed) Use by Turkish Cypriot

Salih Gucel

Abstract


A survey about the traditional uses of Arundo donax L. (Giant reed) by Turkish Cypriots was carried out. Sixty inhabitants from 25 areas were interviewed about the vernacular names, plant part used and forms of usage. Twenty-seven ways of utilizing this plant were recorded. The ethnobotanical importance of Arundo should be considered in the management of this plant. 

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