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Item Description Gomez-Beloz, Alfredo en_US Rivero, Tirzo en_US 2007-07-05T18:50:55Z 2007-07-05T18:50:55Z 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gomez-Beloz A, Rivero T. 2006. Ure (Colocasia esculenta-Araceae): an edible aroid of the Warao. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:103-112. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Warao are the original inhabitants of the Orinoco Delta and the second largest indigenous group in Venezuela. The relatively recent transformation of the Winikina Warao sub-tribe from semi-nomadic swamp foragers to swidden-fallow agriculturists has led them to forsake traditional sustenance foods such as yuruma (palm starch from Mauritia flexuosa Mart.) for various introduced crops such as the tuber ure (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott). This paper describes the origins and taxonomy of ure including its secondary metabolites and uses, a description of swidden (daukaba) selection and preparation, and planting, harvesting, and consumption of ure by the Winikina Warao. It closes with a brief discussion of the impact of ure cultivation on the contemporary Winikina Warao. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject indigenous peoples en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject food crops en_US
dc.subject Venezuela en_US
dc.subject shifting cultivation en_US
dc.subject Mauritia flexuosa en_US
dc.subject tubers en_US
dc.subject provenance en_US
dc.subject plant taxonomy en_US
dc.subject secondary metabolites en_US
dc.subject vegetative propagation en_US
dc.subject food preparation en_US
dc.subject corms en_US
dc.subject interviews en_US
dc.title Ure (Colocasia esculenta-Araceae): An Edible Aroid of the Warao en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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