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Ethnobotany of Atlantic forest coastal communities: diversity of plant uses in Gamboa (Itacuruca Island, Brazil)






Human Ecology New York 21(4): 419-430

Ethnobotany of Atlantic forest coastal communities: diversity of plant uses in Gamboa (Itacuruca Island, Brazil)

Local plants are a very important resource for the community of Gamboa, located at Itacuruca Island, Sepetiba Bay, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ninety species of plants, belonging to 40 families, are used for a variety of purposes, such as food, construction, handicrafts and medicine. In a survey, medicinal uses for plants were those most quoted by the community. Uses of medicinal plants within Gamboa and other coastal communities are analysed using diversity indices.


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