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The ungurahua palm ( Oenocarpus bataua subsp. bataua ) is widely used throughout the Amazon Basin for its thatch, fibers, wood, and edible fruits. The fruits of this species are especially important to indigenous peoples and yield a high quality oil. This study examines the use of this species by...
Edible shoots of rattans are traditionally viewed as non timber forest products. However, in Thailand and Lao PDR (Laos) several shoot-bearing species have recently been adopted as crop plants. This new industry is little known outside the region. A description is given of the process of adoption...