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Eight Plants That Make Mayos Mayos

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520227217
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926356 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520227217.003.0005
Eight Plants That Make Mayos Mayos

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This chapter describes eight species of plants that make the Mayos Mayos. These include the Cordia parvifolia DC., Stenocereus thurberi, Agave vivipara L. and Vallesia glabra. This chapter also describes the applications and uses of these plants in medicine, culture, artifacts, construction, and as food. It also provides photographs of the grown plant of each species.

Keywords: plants; Mayos; Cordia parvifolia DC.; Stenocereus thurberi; Agave vivipara L.; Vallesia glabra; medicine; culture; food; artifacts

Chapter.  7376 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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