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Relevance and Sustainability of Wild Plant Collection in NW South America: Insights from the Plant Families Arecaceae and Krameriaceae

By: Grischa Brokamp(Author), Maximilian Weigend(Foreword By), Hartmut H Hilger(Foreword By)

217 pages, tables


Paperback | Jan 2015 | #222662 | ISBN-13: 9783658086954
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This study focuses on understanding the socio-economic relevance of plant resources collected from the wild and its relation to current patterns of trade and sustainability. Grischa Brokamp reviews and analyzes the current extent of palm trade in northwestern South America, its impact, limitations and future perspective. Indeed there are conflicts between the commercialization of wild plant resources and the conservation of exploited species, which is illustrated by examples from the plant families Arecaceae and Krameriaceae.


- Standardized Data Collection on Trade in Palm Products
- Trade in Palm Products in North-Western South America
- Case study on Productivity and Management of Phytelephas aequatorialis (Arecaceae) in Ecuador
- Parasitism and Haustorium Anatomy of Krameria lappacea (Krameriaceae), an Endangered Medicinal Plant from the Andean Deserts
- Abundance, Seed Ecology and Regeneration of Krameria lappacea from the Peruvian Andes

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Dr. Grischa Brokamp contributed to the EU-FP7-PALMS project and acquired his doctorate at Freie Universitat Berlin.

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