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Patterns of abundance and human use of the vulnerable understory palm, Chamaedorea radicalis (Arecaceae), in a montane cloud forest, Tamaulipas, Mexico



Patterns of abundance and human use of the vulnerable understory palm, Chamaedorea radicalis (Arecaceae), in a montane cloud forest, Tamaulipas, Mexico



Southwestern Naturalist 45(4): 421-430



The pinnate leaves of a vulnerable understorey palm species, Chamaedorea radicalis, are gathered from wild populations within the El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas, Mexico, by local people for sale to international cut foliage markets. Conservation implications of leaf harvesting within natural populations requires collection of ecological information on abundance of palms in different habitats and environmental factors that determine palm abundance.

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DOI: 10.2307/3672590


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