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The palm--tree of life : biology, utilization, and conservation : proceedings of a symposium at the 1986 Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany held at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York, 13-14 June 1986

Author: Michael J Balick; Society for Economic Botany (U.S.). Meeting; New York Botanical Garden.
Publisher: Bronx, N.Y., U.S.A. : New York Botanical Garden, 1988.
Series: Advances in economic botany, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Balick; Society for Economic Botany (U.S.). Meeting; New York Botanical Garden.
ISBN: 0893273260 9780893273262
OCLC Number: 17353831
Description: 282 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Genera Palmarum, a new classification of palms and its implications / Natalie W. Uhl and John Dransfield --
The breeding system in the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) and its recognition by early cultivators / Darleen A. DeMason and K.N. Chandra Sekhar --
Pollination biology of economically important palms / Andrew Henderson --
Ecology of economically important palms in Peruvian Amazonia / Francis Kahn --
Prospects for application of vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in the culture of tropical palms / Theodore V. St. John --
Utilization pools : a framework for comparing and evaluating the economic importance of palms --
The use of palms by the Apinayé and Guajajara Indians of northeastern Brazil / Michael J. Balick --
The Chácobo Indians and their palms / Brian Boom --
Uses of semi-wild palms in Indonesia and elsewhere in south and southeast Asia / T. Antony Davis. The use of palms and other native plants in non-conventional, low cost rural housing in the Peruvian Amazon / Jose López Parodi --
Utilization of palms in eleven Mestizo villages of the Peruvian Amazon (Ucayali River, Department of Loreto) / Kember Mejia C. --
Utilization of indigenous palms in the Caribbean (in relation to their abundance) / Robert W. Read --
Use and management of native forests dominated by Açai palm (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) in the Amazon Estuary / Anthony B. Anderson --
Domestication of the Pejibaye palm (Bactris gasipaes) : past and present / Charles R. Clement --
Overview of palm domestication in Latin America / Lidio Coradin and Eduardo Lleras --
Prospects for rattan cultivation / John Dransfield --
Native neotropical oil palms / Eduardo Lleras and Lidio Coradin. Aguaje (Mauritia flexuosa L. f.) in the economy of Iquitos, Peru / Christine Padoch --
Uses of Euterpe oleracea Mart. in the Amazon Estuary, Brazil / Jeremy Strudwick and Gail L. Sobel --
The Brazilian fiber belt : harvest and management of Piassava palm (Attalea funifera Mart.) / Robert A. Voeks --
Worldwide endangerment of useful palms / Dennis V. Johnson.
Series Title: Advances in economic botany, v. 6.
Responsibility: Michael J. Balick, editor.

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