The ethnobotany of the Paumarí Indians

The ethnobotany of the Paumarí Indians was studied because their plant uses are fast being forgotten with the encroachment of western culture. A brief description of some of the common plants used in everyday life and of their food crops is given. The two narcotic snuffs made fromTanaecium nocturnum (Bignoniaceae) and Virola elongata (Myristicaceae) are… CONTINUE READING