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The Cultural History of Plants by Ghillean Prance, Mark Nesbitt

By Ghillean Prance, Mark Nesbitt

The Cultural heritage of vegetation is an important publication released at the unfold and exploitation of vegetation in over a century. Written by way of stated specialists of their fields, this worthwhile reference might be helpful for either students and basic readers. it truly is either botanical and cultural, describing the position of vegetation in social existence, neighborhood customs, the humanities and usual landscapes. There are over a thousand plant entries within the kind of concise histories, 2 hundred maps and six hundred black and white illustrations. The A to Z entries hide meals and flowering crops in addition to these used for textiles, fragrance and medicine, and contain bibliographic info. Appendices contain lists of secure species, plant assortment websites, a word list and a chronology of plant migration.

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More recently M. spiralis has been used for the production of alcohol and adhesive pastes and the manufacture of laundry starch. Nicobar Islands breadfruit Pandanus leram Pandanaceae The fruits of this species, native to Southeast Asia and Polynesia, are gathered by the indigenous people, baked in hot sand or ashes, and the pulp is eaten. Occasionally the pulp is eaten raw, or is beaten from the fruits and soaked for a few days to make a mild alcoholic drink. Noni, Indian mulberry Morinda citrifolia Rubiaceae Noni, the fruit of M.

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