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D. Sobczykiewicz – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Micropropagation of Raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.)
    Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry, 1992
    Co-Authors: D. Sobczykiewicz

    Abstract:

    Pliny’s account of the beginning of the Christian era of wild raspberries that came from Mount Ida in Greece led Linnaeus to give the plant its Botanical Name Rubus idaeus. The first record of cultivated raspberries dates from around 1548 A.D. by Turner, an English herbalist. At this time the first raspberry plants were introduced into cultivation. These and other detailed accounts of raspberry history are given by Hedrick (1925).

Michael J Balick – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • does the Name really matter the importance of Botanical nomenclature and plant taxonomy in biomedical research
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2014
    Co-Authors: Bradley C Bennett, Michael J Balick

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    Abstract Ethnopharmacological relevance Medical research on plant-derived compounds requires a breadth of expertise from field to laboratory and clinical skills. Too often basic Botanical skills are evidently lacking, especially with respect to plant taxonomy and Botanical nomenclature. Binomial and familial Names, synonyms and author citations are often misconstrued. The correct Botanical Name, linked to a vouchered specimen, is the sine qua non of phytomedical research. Without the unique identifier of a proper binomial, research cannot accurately be linked to the existing literature. Perhaps more significant, is the ambiguity of species determinations that ensues of from poor taxonomic practices. This uncertainty, not surprisingly, obstructs reproducibility of results—the cornerstone of science. Materials and methods Based on our combined six decades of experience with medicinal plants, we discuss the problems of inaccurate taxonomy and Botanical nomenclature in biomedical research. This problems appear all too frequently in manuscripts and grant applications that we review and they extend to the published literature. We also review the literature on the importance of taxonomy in other disciplines that relate to medicinal plant research. Results and discussion In most cases, questions regarding orthography, synonymy, author citations, and current family designations of most plant binomials can be resolved using widely-available online databases and other electronic resources. Some complex problems require consultation with a professional plant taxonomist, which also is important for accurate identification of voucher specimens. Researchers should provide the currently accepted binomial and complete author citation, provide relevant synonyms, and employ the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III family Name. Taxonomy is a vital adjunct not only to plant-medicine research but to virtually every field of science. Conclusions Medicinal plant researchers can increase the precision and utility of their investigations by following sound practices with respect to Botanical nomenclature. Correct spellings, accepted binomials, author citations, synonyms, and current family designations can readily be found on reliable online databases. When questions arise, researcher should consult plant taxonomists.

Abukar Dalo Abdurahman – One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. III. Plants of the families Lauraceae-Papilionaceae
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1992
    Co-Authors: Gunnar Samuelsson, Mohamed Hussein Farah, Per Claeson, Mekonen Hagos, Mats Thulin, Olov Hedberg, Ahmed Mumm Warfa, Abdirizak Osman Hassan, Abdulkadir Hassan Elmi, Abukar Dalo Abdurahman

    Abstract:

    Thirty-five plants are listed, which are used by traditional healers in the central and southern parts of Somalia. For each species are listed: the Botanical Name with synonyms, collection number, vernacular Name, medicinal use, preparation of remedy and dosage. Results of a literature survey are also reported including medicinal use, substances isolated and pharmacological effects.

  • Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. II. Plants of the families Combretaceae to Labiatae.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1992
    Co-Authors: Gunnar Samuelsson, Mohamed Hussein Farah, Per Claeson, Mekonen Hagos, Mats Thulin, Olov Hedberg, Ahmed Mumm Warfa, Abdirizak Osman Hassan, Abdulkadir Hassan Elmi, Abukar Dalo Abdurahman

    Abstract:

    Fifty-nine plants are listed, which are used by traditional healers in the central and southern parts of Somalia. For each species are listed: the Botanical Name with synonyms, collection number, vernacular Name, medicinal use, preparation of remedy and dosage. Results of a literature survey are also reported including medicinal use, substances isolated and pharmacological effects.

  • Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae-Chenopodiaceae.
    Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1991
    Co-Authors: Gunnar Samuelsson, Mohamed Hussein Farah, Per Claeson, Mekonen Hagos, Mats Thulin, Olov Hedberg, Ahmed Mumm Warfa, Abdirizak Osman Hassan, Abdulkadir Hassan Elmi, Abukar Dalo Abdurahman

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    Abstract Thirty-eight plants are listed, which are used by traditional healers in the central and southern parts of Somalia. For each species are listed: the Botanical Name with synonyms, collection number, vernacular Name, medicinal use, preparation of remedy and dosage. Results of a literature survey are also reported including medicinal use. substances isolated and pharmacological effects.