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Introduced plants in the indigenous Pharmacopoeia of Northern South America
The intellectual property rights debate focuses on the flow of germplasm from developing tropical countries to developed temperate nations. Few investigators have addressed the converse. We discussExpand
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Footprints of the Forest: Ka'apor Ethnobotany-the Historical Ecology of Plant Utilization by an Amazonian People.
Apparatus for cleaning containers which passes the containers submerged through a tank of detergent solution at elevated temperature while subjecting the solution in the tank to ultrasonic vibratoryExpand
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Quantitative Ethnobotany and the Case for Conservation in Ammonia
: Quantitative data are presented on the use of trees in terra firme dense forest by four indigenous Amazonian groups: the Ka'apor and Tembe, both Tupi-Guarani-speaking groups of Brazil; the Panare,Expand
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Quantitative ecological inventory of terra firme and várzea tropical forest on the Rio Xingu, Brazilian Amazon
Three hectares of Amazonian terra firme forest and an adjacent one-half hectare of várzea forest were quantitatively inventoried at O Deserto, on the Rio Xingu, Pará, Brazil. In the terra firmeExpand
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Biogeography and quaternary history in tropical America
T C Whitmore: Introduction J Haffer: Quaternary history of tropical America K S Brown Jr & G T Prance: Soils and vegetation G T Prance: Biogeography of neotropical plants K S Brown Jr: BiogeographyExpand
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Notes on the vegetation of amazonia III. The terminology of amazonian forest types subject to inundation
The types of Amazonian forests subject to inundation can be organized into seven categories which are herewith named and described. This classification is intended to set in order the confusion ofExpand
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Islands in Amazonia
There are a number of habitats within the lowland Amazonian rainforest ecosystem that are functional islands. Those that are discussed are savannas, white sand campinas and caatingas, inselbergs andExpand
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Herbaria are a major frontier for species discovery
Despite the importance of species discovery, the processes including collecting, recognizing, and describing new species are poorly understood. Data are presented for flowering plants, measuringExpand
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A Review of the Phytogeographic Evidences for Pleistocene Climate Changes in the Neotropics
A review is given of the various botanical evidences for changes in vegetation cover of the Neotropics during the Pleistocene dry periods. Authors who have discussed vegetation changes in terms ofExpand
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Species richness and floristic composition in four hectares in the Jaú National Park in upland forests in Central Amazonia
Four hectares were inventoried for all trees with diameter at breast height (DBH) of 10cm or greater in a terra firme forest 200km Northeast of Manaus, Central Amazonia. The number of species variedExpand
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