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1 November 2003 Mythical Origin of Chusquea ramosissima (Poaceae), the Ancient Knife of the Guaranis
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Chusquea ramosissima is called “the beetle's knife” by a Guaraní community. In this research, the use of this cane as a spike and a cutting element, as well as its relationship with certain beetles, is discussed. This relationship is the basis of a story that explains the origin of these species and other entities from the Guaraní point of view.

Héctor A. Keller "Mythical Origin of Chusquea ramosissima (Poaceae), the Ancient Knife of the Guaranis," Economic Botany 57(4), 461-471, (1 November 2003). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2003)057[0461:MOOCRP]2.0.CO;2
Received: 3 December 2001; Accepted: 1 May 2003; Published: 1 November 2003
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