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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Medicinal plants in the Atlantic Forest (Brazil): Knowledge, use, and conservation
Author: Begossi, A
Hanazaki, N
Tamashiro, JY
Abstract: This study focuses on knowledge of medicinal plants among the Caicaras (rural inhabitants of the Atlantic Forest coast, Brazil). In particular, we examine the use of medicinal plants according to sex and age to reveal general patterns of Caicara knowledge and use of plant resources. Data collected through 449 interviews at 12 Caicara communities (Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo coastal sites) include citations of 249 plants and identification of 227 species. We show the importance of introduced as opposed to native plants and of key individuals for the conservation of the Caicaras-Atlantic Forest.
Subject: Atlantic Forest
Brazil
conservation
Caicaras
diversity
Shannon
Rarefaction
ethnobotany
folk medicine
medicinal plants
Country: EUA
Editor: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1023/A:1016564217719
Date Issue: 2002
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