Aboriginal vernacular names of Australian cycads of Macrozamia, Bowenia and Lepidozamia spp.: a response to 'Cycads in the vernacular: A compendium of local names'

Asmussen, Brit (2012) Aboriginal vernacular names of Australian cycads of Macrozamia, Bowenia and Lepidozamia spp.: a response to 'Cycads in the vernacular: A compendium of local names'. Australian Aboriginal Studies, 2: 54-71.

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Author Asmussen, Brit
Title Aboriginal vernacular names of Australian cycads of Macrozamia, Bowenia and Lepidozamia spp.: a response to 'Cycads in the vernacular: A compendium of local names'
Journal name Australian Aboriginal Studies
ISSN 0729-4352
Publication date 2012-11-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 2
Start page 54
End page 71
Total pages 18
Place of publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Aboriginal Studies Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract In 2007 Bonta and Osborne published 'Cycads in the vernacular: A compendium of local names', in which they concluded that, in contrast to other cycads around the world, very few names and meanings had been documented for Australian Macrozamia species. This paper aims to better document the cycad species utilised by Aboriginal people for the benefit of researchers in diverse disciplines. It draws on information contained in primary sources and many early historic documents to present Aboriginal names and meanings for various species of Bowenia, Lepidozamia and Macrozamia in Australia, to clarify the names of some Australian species, and to provide additional names for species and plant components not included in the compendium. In addition, it compares patterns in the meanings of names in Australia to those used overseas, finding similarities and differences. By providing a more comprehensive synthesis of information on Indigenous names and meanings of these three genera, the paper demonstrates that the gap identified by Bonta and Osborne is more apparent than real, and high-lights the value of cross-disciplinary collaboration in ethnohistorical, ethnobotanical, linguistic, anthropological and archaeological research
Keyword Ethnobotany
Knowledge
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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