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Table 2 Most frequently used charm species among the 13 ethnic groups in the Guianas, their domestication status and possibilities for vegetative propagation

From: The use of Amerindian charm plants in the Guianas

Species Domestication Vegetative Akawaio Arawaks Arawaks Warao Carib Carib Macushi Wayana Patamona Palikur Wayãpi Total
  Status Propagation Guyana Guyana Suriname Guyana Guyana Suriname Guyana Suriname Guyana French Guiana French Guiana  
Caladium bicolor C (W) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11
Maranta arundinacea D 1    1 1 1 1 1 1 1    7
Eleutherine bulbosa C (W) 1   1 1 1 1   1 1     6
Zingiber zerumbet C 1   1   1   1    1    4
Caladium schomburgkii C (W) 1    1 1 1 1      1 5
Capsicum annuum D 0    1   1 1       3
Cyperus articulatus C (W) 1   1    1   1      3
Hippeastrum puniceum C (W) 1 1   1    1 1    1   5
Xanthosma brasiliense C 1    1   1 1 1 1     5
Abelmoschus moschatus D 0      1 1       2
Caladium humboldtii C 1   1   1 1        3
Lycopodiella cernua W 0    1       1    2
Mimosa pudica C (W) 0    1        1   2
Montrichardia arborescens W 0    1     1      2
Protium heptaphyllum ssp. heptaphyllum W 0    1     1      2
Scoparia dulcis C (W) 0    1        1   2
Total   50 6 17 59 13 14 20 34 8 16 19 4  
  1. A number 1 signifies documented use.
  2. D Domesticated;W Wild; C Cultivated (not occurring in the wild in the Guianas); C (W) Taken from the wild, but cultivated in village or agricultural field