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Edible and Tended Wild Plants, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Agroecology
This paper presents case examples of edible wild plant use and the roles of these species in agroecosystems from different parts of the world and discusses similarities and differences in use across different cultures and segments of society. Expand
Ethnobotanical review of wild edible plants of Slovakia
The most commonly used wild food taxa are nearly identical to those used in Poland, and the same negative association of wild vegetables with famine exists in Slovakia, resulting in their near complete disappearance from the present-day diet. Expand
Wild edible plants of Belarus: from Rostafiński’s questionnaire of 1883 to the present
The responses to Rostafiński from 1883 present extremely valuable historical material as the use of wild food plants in Belarus has since undergone drastic changes, similar to those, which have taken place in other Eastern European countries. Expand
Wild vegetable mixes sold in the markets of Dalmatia (southern Croatia)
Although the number of wild-collected green vegetables is impressive, it is hypothesized that it may have decreased over the years, and that further in-depth local ethnobotanical studies are needed in Dalmatia to record the disappearing knowledge of edible plants. Expand
Wild vascular plants gathered for consumption in the Polish countryside: a review
Poland can be characterized as a country where the traditions of culinary use of wild plants became impoverished very early, compared to some parts of southern Europe. Expand
Changes in the utilization of wild green vegetables in Poland since the 19th century: a comparison of four ethnobotanical surveys.
The relatively low number of wild green vegetables utilized has gradually decreased to practically none, mainly due to replacement by a few cultivated vegetables in Poland. Expand
Uses of tree saps in northern and eastern parts of Europe
In this article we review the use of tree saps in northern and eastern Europe. Published accounts by travellers, ethnologists and ethnobotanists were searched for historical and contemporary detailExpand
Wild food plants used by the Tibetans of Gongba Valley (Zhouqu county, Gansu, China)
The number of wild taxa eaten in the studied valley is relatively large compared to most studies from around the world, however, compared to the northern slope of the Qinling in Shaanxi, the list is considerably shorter, in spite of the similar methodology applied and similar research effort involved. Expand
Fischer’s Lexicon of Slavic beliefs and customs: a previously unknown contribution to the ethnobotany of Ukraine and Poland
Analysis of the archival data threw new light on plant use and management in the Galicja region in the interwar period and increased the understanding of the central role of plants in spheres such as folk medicine, church ceremonies and animal wellbeing. Expand
Archival data on wild food plants used in Poland in 1948
  • Ł. Łuczaj
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 24 January 2008
Large numbers of edible plant species were collected in the mid-20th century in a few regions, particularly along the eastern border, in the Carpathians and in communities originating from the expanded Soviet Union, which had been resettled to the north-west of Poland in 1945. Expand