trate what months in the year corresponded with collecting different NTFPs Each

Trate what months in the year corresponded with

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trate what months in the year corresponded with collecting different NTFPs. Each product was drawn with a different coloured arrow stretching from the month that the product started to be harvested, with length indicating the duration of the harvest. F OREST I NVENTORY M ETHODOLOGY The research examined harvesting impact on populations of Ternstroemia lineata, the source
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2003] MARSHALL & NEWTON: SIERRA DE MANANTLA ´ N BIOSPHERE RESERVE ECONOMIC BOTANY Thursday Mar 27 2003 07:07 PM Allen Press DTPro System GALLEY 93 ebot 57_112 Mp_93 File # 12em T ABLE 1. NTFPS IDENTIFIED DURING RRA RESEARCH AND THEIR RESPECTIVE USES ( FOLLOWING B ENZ ET AL . 1996). Species Use Zarzamora (blackberry) ( Rubus adeno- trichos and R. pringlei ) Berries are eaten, made into local alcoholic beverage (ponche), and sold to restaurants and ice cream shops. The leaves are used for forage and for treating diarrhoea. Tila ( Ternstroemia lineata ) The fruit has relaxing properties and is dried and used for making tea, and the wood is also used for construction, firewood, fence posts, and other utensils. Tejocote ( Crataegus pubescens ) The leaves and berries are edible with medicinal properties and leaves are used for forage. Capulin ( Prunus serotina ) The berries are edible, and foliage is also used for medicinal purpos- es, and construction, firewood, furniture, forage, fence posts and utensils. Durazno (peach) ( Prunus persica ) Edible fruit. Gordolobo ( Gnaphalium americanum ) The leaves of this herb have renowned medicinal properties and have national market value (e.g. for treating colds). Manrrubio ( Marrubium vulgare ) Contains medicinal properties for treating gall bladder and kidney problems. Chilocayote ( Cunila sp) Edible green vegetable. Tilia ( Tilia mexicana ) Medicinal tea made from flowers. Tuna ( Agave sp) Edible sweet fruit. of tila, one of the most important NTFP resourc- es in the area. T. lineata is an understory tree species characteristic of cloud forest; tila is de- rived from the flowers and fruits of the tree. During the RRA research, six collection sites were identified for Ternstroemia lineata (tila). Owing to logistical constraints, four of these were selected for further study, to assess the im- pact of harvesting tila on this species. The pre- cise locations of harvesting sites were indicated by women on field visits. In each of these sites, 3 3 500 m 2 permanent circular plots were es- tablished. The diameter at breast height (dbh; 1.3 m above ground) of every tree within the plot measuring . 3 m in height or . 5 cm dbh was measured using a diameter tape. In addition, seedling regeneration was assessed within five stratified random 1 3 1 m 2 quadrats located within the 500 m 2 plots by measuring the height of every individual , 3 m height, by classifi- cation into one of six height categories (0–50 cm, 51–100 cm, 101–150 cm, 151–200 cm, 201–250 cm, 251–300 cm). Samples of uniden- tified species were collected for subsequent identification at herbarium of The University of Guadalajara’s Department of Ecology and Nat- ural Resources (IMECBIO), Autla ´n, Jalisco, and specimens deposited for future reference. Site
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