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ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE Medicinal plants have been used for centuries for the empirical treatment of many diseases. This study documented the use of plant species in traditional medicine in the municipality of Xalpatlahuac, Guerrero, México. MATERIALS AND METHODS Direct interviews were performed with inhabitants from Xalpatlahuac. The interviews(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE The use of medicinal plants in Mexico has been documented since pre-Hispanic times. Nevertheless, the level of use of medicinal plants by health professionals in Mexico remains to be explored. AIM OF THE STUDY To evaluate the use, acceptance and prescription of medicinal plants by health professionals in 9 of the states of(More)
Milla valliflora, a new species from the states of Oaxaca and Puebla, Mexico, is described and illustrated. Its morphology is compared to M. biflora, M. filifolia and M. oaxacana. The new species is distinguished by the presence of a rhizome, shorter leaves, an inconspicuous pedicel joint, a long floral tube, narrowly elliptic tepals and yellow anthers. Se(More)
The national systems used in the evaluation of extinction risk are often touted as more readily applied and somehow more regionally appropriate than the system of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). We compared risk assessments of the Mexican national system (method for evaluation of risk of extinction of wild species [MER]) with the(More)
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