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Edible Wild Mushrooms of the Cofre De Perote Region, Veracruz, Mexico: An Ethnomycological Study of Common Names and Uses

Mary Claire Jarvis, Ann Marie Miller, Jamie Sheahan, Kerry Ploetz, Jeff Ploetz, Robyn Ready Watson, Mario Palma Ruiz, Carlos Andres Pascario Villapan, Juventino García Alvarado, Armando López Ramírez and Blair Orr
Economic Botany
Vol. 58, Supplement (Winter, 2004), pp. S111-S115
Published by: Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4256912
Page Count: 5
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Edible Wild Mushrooms of the Cofre De Perote Region, Veracruz, Mexico: An Ethnomycological Study of Common Names and Uses
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Abstract

A field study in the Cofre de Perote region found that edible mushrooms play an important role in the socio-economics activities of the local population. Several very old common names indicate a long-standing traditional knowledge about this regional resource. Recent changes in marketing mushrooms are evident. /// Una investigación en la región del Cofre de Perote sobre los hongos silvestres útiles y comestibles se llevó a cabo durante el curso de micología por los estudiantes y profesores y encontró que los hongos comestibles en la región juegan un papel socio-económico importante en las actividades de la población local, varios nombres locales muy viejos indican que tan antiguo es el conocimiento sobre este recurso en este lugar. Cambios recientes en el mercado de los hongos evidentes.

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