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Plant Systematics, Conservation Biology, and Ethnobotany

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Dr. Rainer Bussmann and Alyse Kuhlmann

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Dr. Rainer Bussmann and Alyse Kuhlmann
Use-potential and conservation of tropical mountain forests in Peru and Bolivia: focus on Palm species in Bolivia. Palms (Arecaceae) are a large family of plants with about 2,500 species and are of economic importance to many countries and indigenous peoples of the tropics. They are found in the humid tropics and subtropics and are highly diverse in the Malesian and Neotropical regions but scarce in the African subcontinent. Palms are a major component of tropical ecosystems and...
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