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Table 1 Categories of use of cactus species cited by community residents of São Francisco in Cabaceiras city, Brazil

From: Use and knowledge of Cactaceae in Northeastern Brazil

Species Vernacular name Voucher ufpb Categories of use Part used Mode of use Utilization
Cereus jamacaru DC. Mandacaru 17619 Feeding Fruit In natura  
Fuel Wood Firewood  
Building Wood Laths, boards, doors and window  
Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt or cut  
Medicinal Marrow Syrups Cough, column, wound, furuncle, urinary infection, inflammation, kidney inflammation, rheumatism e urethra
  Root Tea  
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards  
Shade Entire plant   
Technology Wood Handle of tool “Chibanca”
Melocactus bahiensis (Britton & Rose) Luetzelb. Coroa de frade 17572 Feeding Fruit In natura  
Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt or cut  
  Religious magic Medicinal Entire plant Put into jars at home Evil eye
Marrow (aquifer parenchyma) Syrups Amoeba, catarrh, whooping cough, cough e worm
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards  
Nopalea cochenillifera (L.) Salm-Dyck Palma doce 19765 Feeding Fruit In natura  
Fodder plant Leaf (rackets) Cut  
Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Mill. Palma forrageira 19769 Feeding Fruit In natura  
  Marrow Cooked or raw Cake, cooked with beans, with rice or with meat, candy, stew, jelly, risotto, salads, soup and juice
Fodder plant Leaf (rackets) Cut  
Personal hygiene Marrow Hair conditioner, soap, bath soap, shampoo  
Religious magic Entire plant Placing the leaf (racket) in the bedroom of a sick person (asthma) Asthma. Whooping cough and cough
  Medicinal Marrow Syrups  
Shade Entire plant   
Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. Palma de espinho 19764 Feeding Fruit In natura  
Building Entire plant Hedges (fences)  
  Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt  
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards  
Pilosocereus gounellei (F.A.C. Weber) Byles & Rowley Xiquexique 17629 Feeding Fruit In natura Coconut candy, couscous, candy and flour
  Marrow Baked or cooked  
Building Entire plant Hedge  
Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt Remove the thorns from skin
Personal hygiene Marrow Shampoo  
Medicinal Dribble Through the affected area Assist in the process of “not choke”
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards  
Veterinary medicine Dribble Insert dribble in the animal throat  
Pilosocereus pachycladus F. Ritter Facheiro 19616 Feeding Fruit In natura Candy and coconut candy
  Marrow Baked or cooked  
  Fuel Wood Firewood  
Building Wood Fences, “door guard”, door, gates, laths, boards  
Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt or cut  
Medicinal Entire plant Cooked Anemia
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards  
Shade Entire plant   
Technology Wood Handle of tool Hoe, axes, hammers and pickaxe
Roll of mass  
Canoe  
Oar  
Oil lamp (burning wood) Illuminate the nigth
Tacinga inamoena N.P. Taylor & Stuppy Cumbeba 19766 Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt or cut  
Fruit In natura Rhea
Tacinga palmadora (Britton & Rose) N.P. Taylor & Stuppy Palmatória 17573 Feeding Fruit In natura  
Fodder plant Entire plant Burnt  
  Leaf (rackets) Cut  
Ornamental Entire plant Planted in the gardens and yards