The local names of the plants in Kepsut and Savastepe (Balikesir, Turkey)

Nath E. O. , Kultur S.

ISTANBUL JOURNAL OF PHARMACY, vol.47, no.1, pp.13-24, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/istanbuljpharm.2017.004
  • Page Numbers: pp.13-24


Local plant names vary in Anatolia in every settlement. Ethnobotanical studies help to record local names of the used plants that may otherwise be lost to future generations. This study is the part of an ethnobotanical study which was conducted between 2012 and 2015 in order to determine wild plants used in Kepsut and Savastepe (Balikesir, Turkey). Kepsut and Savastepe are the towns of Balikesir province in the Marmara region of Turkey. As a result of the identification, the 509 local names of the 265 taxa, which are 12 of them are endemic, belonging to 72 families were recorded. According to the literature, among 509 local names, 338 local names were recorded for the first time in Balikesir.