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Introduced plants in the indigenous Pharmacopoeia of Northern South America
The abundance and importance of introduced plants in pharmacopoeias of northern South America are discussed and constraints on the movement of plants will limit the continued evolution of traditional medicinal systems in areas where they are most needed.
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 vibratory energy are sufficient to remove dirt from the containers, even grey film from plastics containers such as milk bottle crates.
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 firme…
Notes on the vegetation of amazonia III. The terminology of amazonian forest types subject to inundation
- G. Prance
- Environmental ScienceBrittonia
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 of…
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,…
Biogeography and quaternary history in tropical America
The early history of man in Amazonia and the biogeography and evolution of neotropical butterflies and birds is studied.
Taxonomy, ecology, and economic botany of the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa Humb. & Bonpl.: Lecythidaceae).
A Review of the Phytogeographic Evidences for Pleistocene Climate Changes in the Neotropics
- G. Prance
- Environmental Science, Geography
A review is given of the various botanical evidences for changes in vegetation cover of the Neotropics during the Pleistocene dry periods to re-evaluate some of their earlier theories of speciation and biological diversity in the lowland tropics.
Climatic forcing of evolution in Amazonia during the Cenozoic: On the refuge theory of biotic differentiation