Isla Kalau ethnobotanical studies

Estudio etnobotánico de Isla Kalau

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Subject LanguageKawésqar
Language PID(s)ailla:119595
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleIsla Kalau ethnobotanical studies
Language CommunityChile, Patagonia occidental
Place CreatedSantiago, Chile
Date Created2013-03-18
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis article documents the vascular flora of Kalau island, located in the Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, protected area within the Kawésqar ancestral territory. This is a first approach to the available ethnobotanical use by the Kawésqar people of vascular plants from Kalau Island. 80 vascular plants are registered; 79 of them are native (99%), with 29 being endemics for Chile and Argentina. Main uses are: 43% food; 30% building material for huts, canoes, ropes, and containers; 21% fuel; and 13% medicinal. Drymis winteri is the plant species with more registered uses. The most common medicinal use cited is wound healing.
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Contributor(s) Individual / RoleDomínguez, Erwin (Author)
Aguilera, Oscar (Author)
Villa Martínez, Rodrigo (Author)
Aravena, Juan Carlos (Author)
Henríquez, Juan Marcos (Author)
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