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Table 3 Enset landrace names known to the Wolaita community as reported in the literature, currently maintained in ex situ collections and recorded in the present study from Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

From: Indigenous knowledge, use and on-farm management of enset (Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman) diversity in Wolaita, Southern Ethiopia

Vernacular names *References ‡Distribution (study reports) §Distribution (agro-ecology) Vernacular names References Distribution (study reports) Distribution (agro-ecology)
Achaka [1,3,4] Medium M, H Hoiya [1] Unique H
Adinona [1-5] Cosmopolitan L,M,H Kabaria [1-3] Medium L,M,H
Aduwa [1] Unique L,H Kambata [1,4] Narrow M,H
Afamma [3] Unique NI Kambata-maziya [1] Unique H
Agino [1-4] Common L,M,H Kataniya [1-3,5] Common L,M,H
Ala-genna [1-3] Medium L,M,H Kekeruwa [1-5] Cosmopolitan M,H
Anko-genna [1-4] Common L,M,H Koltua [2] Unique NI
Ankuwa [1,4] Narrow L,M Kuania [1,3,4] Medium M
Argama [1,3,5] Medium M, H Kucha-arkiya [1,4] Narrow H
Arkiya [1-3,5] Common L,M,H Kuchia [1,3] Narrow L,M
Badadia [1-4] Common L,M,H Lalukiya [1] Unique H
Bala [5] Unique NI Lembuwa [1-3,5] Common M,H
Banga [1,3,4] Medium M, H Locha [4] Unique NI
Benuwa [1,3] Narrow M Lochingia [1-3] Medium M,H
Bora [1] Unique L Mahia [3] Unique NI
Boroda-wanadiyia [1] Unique H Masa-maziya [1] Unique M,H
Bota-arkiya [1] Unique L,M Masmasa [3] Unique NI
Botya [4] Unique NI Matiya [1-4] Common L,M,H
Budaro [3] Unique NI Maziya [1-3,5] Common L,M,H
Bukinia [1,3] Narrow H Messa [4] Unique NI
Buluwa [1,2,4] Medium M,H Mochiya [1-4] Common L,M,H
Bundiya [1,3] Narrow M Nakaka [1-3,5] Common L,M,H
Chemia [1,4] Narrow L,M Oso-gurzo [4] Unique NI
Chichia [1-3,5] Common L,M,H Peluwa [1-3,5] Common M,H
Chorore [3] Unique NI Pena [1-3] Medium M,H
Dalulia [1-3] Medium L,M Pokuwa [4] Unique NI
Dawro-arkiya [1] Unique M,H Posha [4] Unique NI
Dirbuwa [1,4] Narrow M,H Sanka [1-3] Medium L,M
Dokozuwa [4] Unique NI Sassa [1] Unique H
Dokuwa [1-3,5] Common M Separa [3] Unique NI
Erasha [4] Unique NI Shalakumiya [1-3] Medium L,M,H
Eslammia [1,4] Narrow H Shamaruwa [1-4] Common H
Falakiya [1,5] Narrow M,H Shedodiniya [4] Unique NI
Fara [1,3] Narrow H Shuchafe-godariya [1] Unique H
Fenku [4] Unique NI Shuchafiya [1,5] Narrow H
Gassa [1] Unique M Silqantiya [1-3] Medium M
Gefetanuwa [1-4] Common L,M,H Siraria [1-3] Medium M
Genaowo [1,4] Narrow H Siskela [3] Unique NI
Genessa [1-4] Common L,M,H Sorgiya [5] Unique NI
Genna [1,2,4,5] Common L,M,H Suitia [1-3] Medium L,M,H
Gezetiya [4] Unique NI Tagacha [3] Unique NI
Gishera [3] Unique NI Tenna [3] Unique NI
Godariya [1-5] Cosmopolitan L,M,H Tuffa [1] Unique L,M
Gomorcha [4] Unique NI Tuzuma [1-5] Cosmopolitan L,M,H
Gonwassa [1,3] Narrow M,H Wanadiyia [1-3] Medium L,M,H
Guniashia [3] Unique NI Woisha [4,5] Narrow NI
Halla [1-3,5] Common L,M,H Zinkiya [1-3] Medium M,H
Hawsakuwa [3] Unique NI     
  1. *References are (1): the present study; (2): Eyasu, 2003 [34]; (3): Tsegaye and Struik, 2002 [11]; (4): Haile, 2014 [33] (Landraces from Areka Agricultural Research Centre (AARC) (7° 09' N latitude and 37° 47' E longitudes) which maintains national enset landrace collections that also include collections from Wolaita); (5): Shumbulo et al., 2012 [24] (which reports identification of 55 landraces but only reported 20 landrace vernacular names).
  2. ‡Distribution refers to landrace vernacular names in five of the studies (the present study, Eyasu, 2003 [34], Tsegaye and Struik, 2002 [11], AARC, Haile, 2014 [33] and Shumbulo et al., 2012 [24]); landrace name/s reported only in 1 study = Unique; 2 studies = Narrow; 3 studies = Medium; 4 studies = Common; and 5 studies = Cosmopolitan.
  3. §Distribution across traditional agro-ecologies in Ethiopia viz: lowland (L) (<1,500 m); midland (M) (1,500-2,500 m) and highland (H) (>2,500 m) above sea level. NI= Not Indicated.