Ethnobotany and effects of harvesting on the population ecology ofsyngonanthus nitens (bong.) ruhland (eriocaulaceae), a NTFP from Jalapão region, central Brazil

@article{Schmidt2007EthnobotanyAE,
  title={Ethnobotany and effects of harvesting on the population ecology ofsyngonanthus nitens (bong.) ruhland (eriocaulaceae), a NTFP from Jalap{\~a}o region, central Brazil},
  author={I B Schmidt and Isabel Benedetti Figueiredo and Aldicir Osni Scariot},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={61},
  pages={73-85}
}
The handicrafts made fromSyngonanthus nitens scapes have been an important source of income for rural communities in the Jalapão region of Brazil since the late 1990s. This study analyzedS. nitens harvest and management techniques and the economic importance of the handicrafts. We also tested the effects of harvest onS. nitens population ecology. Handicrafts provide about US$1,800/year per artisan, being especially important to women. Experimental scape harvesting in mid-October, which is when… CONTINUE READING

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