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  1. Content type: Research

    The Guatemalan Highlands is a region of great but so far poorly known mycological diversity. People living in this area have long used wild fungi as a source of food and income. However, our knowledge of the e...

    Authors: J. P. Mérida Ponce, M. A. Hernández Calderón, O. Comandini, A. C. Rinaldi and R. Flores Arzú

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:36

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    The use of animals and animal-derived materials in traditional medicine constitutes an important part of the belief systems of indigenous African cultures. It is believed to be rapidly expanding in South Afric...

    Authors: Willem A. Nieman, Alison J. Leslie and Anita Wilkinson

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:34

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    This study aimed to survey the knowledge and use of mammals by the residents of the rural community of Capivara in the municipality of Solânea (Paraíba State, Northeast Brazil) and to propose a new method of u...

    Authors: Suellen da Silva Santos, Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena, Hyago Keslley de Lucena Soares, Vanessa Moura dos Santos Soares, Natalice Santos Sales and Lívia Emanuelle Tavares Mendonça

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:33

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    Ethnobotanical studies on folk medicinal plants used by Mongol herdsmen have been conducted in some areas of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, China. However, ethnobotanical findings are preliminary and not compreh...

    Authors: Wurchaih, Huar, Menggenqiqig and Khasbagan

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:32

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  5. Content type: Research

    Historically, indigo-yielding plant species were important cash crops from Central Asia to the southern United States and Central America. Indigo-dyed textiles were widely traded along the legendary Silk Road ...

    Authors: Libin Zhang, Lu Wang, Anthony B. Cunningham, Yuru Shi and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:31

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    Traditional medicine has an important role in local communities, who use plants in the treatment of various diseases. The research of traditional uses of medicinal plants allows us to document and analyze ethn...

    Authors: Cidália Vinagre, Sandra Vinagre and Ermelinda Carrilho

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:30

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    The Orchidaceae are noted for their floral diversity. In the Mount Cameroon Region (MCR), the genus Bulbophyllum is the most represented genus of the entire flora of this region. Despite the large number of di...

    Authors: B. A. Fonge, S. E. Essomo, T. E. Bechem, P. T. Tabot, B. D. Arrey, Y. Afanga and E. M. Assoua

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:29

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  8. Content type: Research

    Traditional knowledge (TK) on the different uses of under-valued fruit tree species including Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch.—a plant species of least concern (LC) based on International Union for Conservation...

    Authors: Korotimi Ouédraogo, Kangbéni Dimobe, Issouf Zerbo, Daniel Etongo, Alhassane Zare and Adjima Thiombiano

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:28

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  9. Content type: Research

    In Lao PDR, the Hmong ethnic group has extensive knowledge about the use of medicinal plants. However, despite the importance of the Hmong pharmacopeia as a primary health care resource, no study has been unde...

    Authors: Jean Marc Dubost, Chiobouaphong Phakeovilay, Chithdavone Her, Audrey Bochaton, Elizabeth Elliott, Eric Deharo, Mouachan Xayvue, Somsanith Bouamanivong and Geneviève Bourdy

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:27

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  10. Content type: Research

    The taxon Lepidoptera is one of the most widespread and recognisable insect orders with 160,000 species worldwide and with more than 20,000 species in Africa. Lepidoptera have a complete metamorphosis and the ...

    Authors: Arnold van Huis

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:26

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  11. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia is one of the species-rich countries in the world and the center of origin with regard to the diversity of many plant species. Ethnobotanical studies are vital to investigate these diverse biological ...

    Authors: Banchiamlak Nigussie Tefera and Young-Dong Kim

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:25

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  12. Content type: Research

    Krummhübel (after 1945, Karpacz) in the Sudety Mountains (now SW Poland) was called “the village of pharmacists”. At the end of the seventeenth century, there were 57 households, of which about 40 were inhabit...

    Authors: Krzysztof Spałek, Izabela Spielvogel, Małgorzata Proćków and Jarosław Proćków

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:24

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  13. Content type: Research

    Paha hunting is a commonplace recreational activity in the mountainous regions of Nepal. The collection is primarily for food use and secondarily preferred as medicinal forms, and utilized by many ethnic group...

    Authors: Biraj Shrestha and Min Bahadur Gurung

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:23

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  14. Content type: Research

    Understanding the history of anthropogenic vegetation is often difficult due to the lack of tangible historical evidence. In this study, we examined chronological changes of farmland demarcation trees planted ...

    Authors: Yoshinori Tokuoka, Fukuhiro Yamasaki, Kenichiro Kimura, Kiyokazu Hashigoe and Mitsunori Oka

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:21

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    Beverages prepared by fermenting plants have a long history of use for medicinal, social, and ritualistic purposes around the world. Socio-linguistic groups throughout China have traditionally used plants as f...

    Authors: Jianwu He, Ruifei Zhang, Qiyi Lei, Gongxi Chen, Kegang Li, Selena Ahmed and Chunlin Long

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:20

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  16. Content type: Research

    The western Gironès is a district located in NE Catalonia (NE Iberian Peninsula). This area comprising 186.55 km2 and 10,659 inhabitants is composed of 5 municipalities encompassing 29 villages, located in the hy...

    Authors: Airy Gras, Ginesta Serrasolses, Joan Vallès and Teresa Garnatje

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:19

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  17. Content type: Research

    Archipelagos of islands have played an important role in shaping some of the paradigms of biology, including the theory of the evolution of species. Later, their importance in biology was further emphasised by...

    Authors: Łukasz Łuczaj, Marija Jug-Dujaković, Katija Dolina, Mirjana Jeričević and Ivana Vitasović-Kosić

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:18

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  18. Content type: Research

    We use taxonomy to organize the world into recognizable units. Folk taxonomy deals with the naming and classification of organisms through culture. Unlike its scientific counterpart, folk taxonomy is mostly un...

    Authors: Fortunate M. Phaka, Edward C. Netherlands, Donnavan J. D. Kruger and Louis H. Du Preez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:17

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  19. Content type: Research

    The knowledge of native melliferous flora (MF) may contribute to identify the diversity of species available for beekeeping activities during the dry and rainy seasons of the year in the Yucatan Peninsula (YP)...

    Authors: Milca E. Coh-Martínez, William Cetzal-Ix, Jesús F. Martínez-Puc, Saikat Kumar Basu, Eliana Noguera-Savelli and Manuel J. Cuevas

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:16

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  20. Content type: Research

    Bear bile is widely believed across much of Asia to have medicinal properties. As a result, great numbers of bears have been poached from the wild and numerous bear farms have been set up to drain the animals’...

    Authors: Darunee Sukanan and Brandon P. Anthony

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:15

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  21. Content type: Research

    Home gardens are popular micro land-use system and are socioeconomically linked with people for their livelihood. In the foothill region of Eastern Himalaya, very less documentations are available on species r...

    Authors: Nazir A. Pala, Biplov C. Sarkar, Gopal Shukla, Nakul Chettri, Shovik Deb, Jahangeer A. Bhat and Sumit Chakravarty

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:14

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  22. Content type: Research

    Indigo-dyed textiles have been central to the cultural identity of Landian Yao (literally “blue clothes Yao”) people in Southwest China for centuries, driving a significant local market for naturally dyed indi...

    Authors: Shan Li, Anthony B. Cunningham, Ruyan Fan and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:13

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  23. Content type: Research

    Ethnobotanical field studies concerning migrant groups are crucial for understanding temporal changes of folk plant knowledge as well as for analyzing adaptation processes. Italy still lacks in-depth studies o...

    Authors: Michele Fontefrancesco, Charles Barstow, Francesca Grazioli, Hillary Lyons, Giulia Mattalia, Mattia Marino, Anne E. McKay, Renata Sõukand, Paolo Corvo and Andrea Pieroni

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:11

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  24. Content type: Research

    The wild plants not only form an integral part of the culture and traditions of the Himalayan tribal communities but also contribute largely to the sustenance of these communities. The tribal people use large ...

    Authors: Dipika Rana, Anupam Bhatt and Brij Lal

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:10

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  25. Content type: Research

    The present study documents the ethnomedicinal knowledge among the traditional healers of the Pangkhua indigenous community of Bangladesh. The documented data from this area was quantitatively analyzed for the...

    Authors: Mohammad Omar Faruque, Gang Feng, Md Nurul Amin Khan, James W. Barlow, Umme Ruman Ankhi, Sheng Hu, M. Kamaruzzaman, Shaikh Bokhtear Uddin and Xuebo Hu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:8

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  26. Content type: Research

    Because of diverse topographical habitats, the Chenab River wetland harbors a wealth of medicinal and food plant species. This paper presents first quantitative assessment on the ethnobotanical use of plants b...

    Authors: Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Altaf, Rainer W. Bussmann and Arshad Mehmood Abbasi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:7

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  27. Content type: Research

    The ethnic groups in Gilgit-Baltistan have been utilizing local resources in their centuries-old traditional healing system. Most tribes within these ethnic groups still rely on traditional healing systems. We...

    Authors: Muhammad Asad Salim, Sailesh Ranjitkar, Robbie Hart, Tika Khan, Sajid Ali, Chandni Kiran, Asma Parveen, Zahra Batool, Shanila Bano and Jianchu Xu

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:6

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  28. Content type: Research

    Many fungal species in tropical Africa are useful, with high added value, and play essential roles in the structure and dynamic of ecosystems. However, the diversity, distribution, and uses by local population...

    Authors: Bakary Soro, N’golo Abdoulaye Koné, Linda Patricia Louyounan Vanié-Léabo, Souleymane Konaté, Adama Bakayoko and Daouda Koné

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:5

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  29. Content type: Research

    This study documents cycad-human relationships in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras over the last 6000 years. The impetus was acute need for a better understanding of previously undocumented...

    Authors: Mark Bonta, María Teresa Pulido-Silva, Teresa Diego-Vargas, Aurelia Vite-Reyes, Andrew P. Vovides and Angélica Cibrián-Jaramillo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:4

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  30. Content type: Research

    The consumption of wild plants is an ancient tradition which serves multiple purposes. Cognizant that Teso-Karamoja region is frequently affected by food scarcity and is not adequately surveyed for its flora, ...

    Authors: Samuel Ojelel, Patrick Mucunguzi, Esther Katuura, Esezah K. Kakudidi, Mary Namaganda and James Kalema

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    Recognition of the diversity of living beings, including the classification and naming of species, is a fundamental condition for biological literacy with the aim of developing critical awareness of human rela...

    Authors: José Valberto de Oliveira, Sérgio de Faria Lopes, Raynner Rilke Duarte Barboza, Dilma Maria de Melo Brito Trovão, Maiara Bezerra Ramos and Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2019 15:1

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  32. Content type: Research

    Traditional raft (jangada), piúba wood raft (jangada de pau de piúba), six-log raft (jangada de seis paus), and wooden raft (jangada de pau) are some of the names given to the traditional Brazilian watercrafts cr...

    Authors: Isis Leite Medeiros Mascarenhas Andrade, Marcelo Schramm Mielke, Nivaldo Peroni and Alexandre Schiavetti

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:80

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  33. Content type: Research

    Fleagrass, Adenosma buchneroides, is an aromatic perennial herb that occupies an important position in the life of the Akha people. They regard it as a tribal symbol and a gift of love. Fleagrass also has many me...

    Authors: Yi Gou, Ruyan Fan, Shengji Pei and Yuhua Wang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:79

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  34. Content type: Research

    The cultivated banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are valuable for nutritional and socio-economic security for millions of people worldwide. In Benin, banana and plantain are among the most produced, consumed, and t...

    Authors: Mariano C. Chabi, Anicet G. Dassou, Innocent Dossou-Aminon, David Ogouchoro, Bonaventure Omondi Aman and Alexandre Dansi

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:78

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  35. Content type: Research

    The use of wild birds, for several purposes, is directly associated with cultural, ecological, and conservation issues. This study aimed to inventory the wild birds known and used in three communities in Paraí...

    Authors: Vanessa Moura dos Santos Soares, Hyago Keslley de Lucena Soares, Suellen da Silva Santos and Reinaldo Farias Paiva de Lucena

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:77

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  36. Content type: Research

    Kam Sweet Rice (KSR) is a special kind of rice landrace that has been cultivated for thousands of years in the borders of Guizhou, Hunan, and Guangxi Provinces of China, and is mainly distributed in southeast ...

    Authors: Yanjie Wang, Aixia Jiao, Huicha Chen, Xiaoding Ma, Di Cui, Bing Han, Renchao Ruan, Dayuan Xue and Longzhi Han

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:76

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  37. Content type: Research

    Groundnut is an important legume crop in Togo. However, groundnut yield has been steadily decreasing for decades as a result of lack of organized breeding program to address production constraints. Though, low...

    Authors: Essohouna Modom Banla, Daniel Kwadjo Dzidzienyo, Ifie Elohor Beatrice, Samuel Kwame Offei, Pangirayi Tongoona and Haile Desmae

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:75

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  38. Content type: Research

    Bai people in the Dali Prefecture of Northwest Yunnan, China, have a long history of using plant extracts to dye their traditional costumes and maintain this culture for posterity. However, the development of ...

    Authors: Yanxiao Fan, Yanqiang Zhao, Aizhong Liu, Alan Hamilton, Chuanfa Wang, Liangqun Li, Yekun Yang and Lixin Yang

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:74

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  39. Content type: Research

    Wild edible plants (WEPs) refer to edible species that are not cultivated or domesticated. WEPs have an important role to play in poverty eradication, security of food availability, diversification of agricult...

    Authors: Harpreet Bhatia, Yash Pal Sharma, R. K. Manhas and Kewal Kumar

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:73

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  40. Content type: Research

    Ethnopharmacological studies about migrants reveal a dynamic process of knowledge and use of medicinal plants. In this study, we sought to elucidate quantitative and qualitatively the main factors influencing ...

    Authors: Perla Carvalho Romanus, Fúlvio Rieli Mendes and Elisaldo de Araújo Carlini

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:72

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  41. Content type: Research

    Accessing folk knowledge from small-scale fishers is an affordable and reliable approach to understand the dynamic and diversity of shark species worldwide, especially of those eventually caught. In this conte...

    Authors: Marcelo Moreira de Carvalho, Mônica Rocha de Oliveira, Priscila Fabiana Macedo Lopes and Jorge Eduardo Lins Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:71

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  42. Content type: Research

    Modern ethnopharmaceutical studies are still quite unusual in Northern Europe. Data regarding the medicinal use of plants, animals, and fungi and also of spiritual rituals of healing is obtained mostly from et...

    Authors: Zivile Pranskuniene, Roberta Dauliute, Andrius Pranskunas and Jurga Bernatoniene

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:70

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  43. Content type: Research

    The problem of childhood undernutrition in low-income countries persists despite long-standing efforts by local governmental and international development agencies. In order to address this problem, the Peruvi...

    Authors: Madalena Monteban, Valeria Yucra Velasquez and Benedicta Yucra Velasquez

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:69

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  44. Content type: Research

    Traditional markets outstandingly contribute to conservation of biocultural diversity, social relations, and cultural values. These markets reflect life strategies and forms people of a region interact with th...

    Authors: Berenice Farfán-Heredia, Alejandro Casas and Selene Rangel-Landa

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:68

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  45. Content type: Research

    Spices have always been used for their flavor-enhancement characteristics and for their medicinal properties. In Benin, scientific research on spices is scarce, despite their importance in the local population...

    Authors: Konoutan Médard Kafoutchoni, Rodrigue Idohou, Anthony Egeru, Kolawolé Valère Salako, Clément Agbangla, Aristide Cossi Adomou and Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo

    Citation: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2018 14:67

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