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Economic Botany

, Volume 58, Supplement 1, pp S111–S115 | Cite as

Edible wild mushrooms of the Cofre de Perote region, Veracruz, Mexico: An ethnomycological study of common names and uses

  • Mary Claire Jarvis
  • Ann Marie Miller
  • Jamie Sheahan
  • Kerry Ploetz
  • Jeff Ploetz
  • Robyn Ready Watson
  • Mario Palma Ruiz
  • Carlos Andres Pascario Villapan
  • Juventino Garc/’ia Alvarado
  • Armando López Ramírez
  • Blair Orr

Abstract

A field study in the Cofre de Perote region found that edible mushrooms play an important role in the socio-economics activities of the local population. Several very old common names indicate a long-standing traditional knowledge about this regional resource. Recent changes in marketing mushrooms are evident.

Key Words

Edible mushrooms useful mushrooms Cofre de Perote ethnomycology Veracruz 

Résumé

Una investigación en la región del Cofre de Perote sobre los hongos silvestres útiles y comestibles se llevó a cabo durante el curso de micología por los estudiantes y profesores y encontre que los hongos comestibles en la región juegan un papel socio-económico importante en las actividades de la población local, varios nombres locales muy viejos indican que tan antiguo es el conocimiento sobre este recurso en este lugar. Cambios recientes en el mercado de los hongos evidentes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mary Claire Jarvis
    • 1
  • Ann Marie Miller
    • 2
  • Jamie Sheahan
    • 2
  • Kerry Ploetz
    • 2
  • Jeff Ploetz
    • 2
  • Robyn Ready Watson
    • 3
  • Mario Palma Ruiz
    • 4
  • Carlos Andres Pascario Villapan
    • 4
  • Juventino Garc/’ia Alvarado
    • 5
  • Armando López Ramírez
    • 5
  • Blair Orr
    • 6
  1. 1.University of Notre DameUSA
  2. 2.School of Forestry and Wood ProductsMichigan Technological UniversityHoughton
  3. 3.University of KentuckyLexington
  4. 4.Facultad de BiologiaUniversidad VeracruzanaMéxico
  5. 5.Instituto de Genetica ForestalUniversidad VeracruzanaMéxico
  6. 6.School of Forestry and Wood ProductsMichigan Technological UniversityHoughton

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