A study about the useful species of the genus Passiflora (Passifloraceae) found in a mountains province of Angaraes (Huancavelica, Perú) is presented. The methodology used was based on guided visits and semi-structured interviews to 50 informants who lived in the province of Angaraes. Seven species grouped in five categories of use were reported. Categories with a higher quantity of reported usage were food for humans (95 reports) and medicine (65 reports). The category with greater diversity of species was fodder (6 species). The part of the plant used most often was the fruit (80%). Two species were described as cultivated and five have been recorded as in wildlife state. The species with greater cultural importance were P. tripartita var. mollissima and P. pinnatistipula, since their fruits are much appreciated by the locals and commercialized in province fairs, demonstrating that the cultivation of these plant resources is the main livelihood in the region. Finally, a key is included in order to allow the identification of each of the species of Passiflora which inhabit in the study area.
|Translated title of the contribution||Ethnobotany of passion flowers (Passiflora) in the Andean province of Angaraes (Huancavelica, Perú)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Boletin Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromaticas|
|State||Published - 2019|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Al Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG) por el soporte económico brindado a través del Chatham grant to the MBG from the Garden Club of America - 2017.
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