Use and Misuse of Forest-harvested Fruits in the Iquitos Area.

  title={Use and Misuse of Forest-harvested Fruits in the Iquitos Area.},
  author={R Vasquez and Alwyn H. Gentry},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  volume={3 4},
Of 193 fruit species observed to be regularly consumed in the region surrounding Iquitos, Peru, 120 species are exclusively wild-harvested and 19 more originate from both wild and cultivated sources. The wild-harvested fruits of 57 species belonging to 24 different plant families are sold in the Iquitos market and are very important in the economy and diets of the area Nearly half of the Iquitos fruit vendors sell wild-harvested fruits (if fruits used as vegetables or starch sources are… CONTINUE READING
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