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Ethnobotany in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Nuevo León, México

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Title: Ethnobotany in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Nuevo León, México
Authors: Estrada, Eduardo
Villarreal, José A.
Cantú, César
Cabral, Ismael
Scott, Laura
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Keywords: Cumbres de Monterrey National Park (CMNP)
Nuevo Leon
Mexico
ethnobotany
medicinal plants
LC Subject Headings: Mexico
Issue Date: Jan 2007
Publisher: BioMed Central
Citation: Estrada, Eduardo. 2007. Ethnobotany in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park, Nuevo León, México. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 3(8).
Abstract: An ethnobotanical study in the Cumbres de Monterrey National Park (CMNP), Nuevo Leon, Mexico was conducted. In spite of the large area (1,773.7 km2), heterogeneous physiography, contrasting plant communities and high species diversity of the CMNP, very little was previously known about its useful plants. Based on 95 interviews with inhabitants of the region who were 35 years or older, we recorded ethnobotanical data of 240 species (comprising 170 genera and 69 botanical families), and 146 different uses. Most of the cited uses (98) were found to be medicinal ones.
Description: Refereed
Sponsor: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/1599
ISSN: 1746-4269
Appears in Collections:Mana'o - Papers on Anthropology



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