Gathered food plants in the mountains of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain): Ethnobotany and multivariate analysis

  title={Gathered food plants in the mountains of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain): Ethnobotany and multivariate analysis},
  author={Diego Rivera and Concepci{\'o}n Ob{\'o}n and Cristina Inocencio and Michael Heinrich and Alonso Verde and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Fajardo and Jose Antonio Palazon},
  journal={Economic Botany},
Gathered food plants (GFPs) (wild and weeds) are crucial for understanding traditional Mediterranean diets. Combining open interviews and free-listing questionnaires, we identified 215 GFP items, i.e., 53 fungi and 162 from 154 vascular plant species. The variation in frequency and in salience among the items follows a rectangular hyperbola. Highly salient species were Silene vulgaris (Moench) Garcke, Scolymus hispanicus L., and Pleurotus eryngii (DC.: Fr.) Quélet. Salience and frequency showed… CONTINUE READING
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