Florida Ethnobotany

Florida Ethnobotany

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Winner of the 2005 Klinger Book Award Presented by The Society for Economic Botany. Florida Ethnobotany provides a cross-cultural examination of how the statea€™s native plants have been used by its various peoples. This compilation includes common names of plants in their historical sequence, weaving together what was formerly esoteric information about each species into a full reference. The author accomplishes the monumental task of translating the common names of species, which offers insight into plant usage and a glimpse into the culture of each ethnic group or tribe. These common botanical names often demonstrate how individuals fit into their societies and how these societies functioned. Although there have been previous studies of plants used by the inhabitants of Florida, this is the first comprehensive synthesis of this flora-rich region that was so pivotal in the history of New World exploration.The laxative properties are included in the names cagalera [cagalero, cagadera] (diarrhea, Honduras, Belize) and fransman moppe ... from the fruit is used in the West Indies and Panama for dropsy, rheumatism, and other problems (Standley 1920A/1926, Roig 1945, Duke 1972). ... 1994, Eromosele and Eromosele 2002).

Title:Florida Ethnobotany
Author:Daniel F. Austin
Publisher:CRC Press - 2004-11-29


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