Ethnobotany of cañihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule), rustic seed crop of the Altiplano

@article{Gade2008EthnobotanyOC,
  title={Ethnobotany of ca{\~n}ihua (Chenopodium pallidicaule), rustic seed crop of the Altiplano},
  author={D. Gade},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={55-61}
}
  • D. Gade
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
SummaryCañihua, Chenopodium pallidicaule, is a weedy plant cultivated by Indian fanners on the Altiplano of Peru and Bolivia. Because cañihua is resistent to low temperatures, drought, salty soil, disease, and pests, it has achieved importance in the agricultural system, but only because it prospers where other crops are often marginal food producers. Its dual usage of seed and ash, high protein content, and function as an insurance crop explain its persistence, but its future role in Altiplano… Expand
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