Translator Disclaimer
1 April 2004 Knowledge and Use of Fungi by a Mycophilic Society of the Venezuelan Amazon
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

This paper reports on the knowledge and useful applications of various fungi by the Hotï, a recently contacted Native American society inhabiting the Sierra Maigualida region of the Venezuelan Amazon. At least 31 folk taxa of fungi are esteemed as sources of nutrition, powerful media for hunting magic, protective charms against black magic, human medicinal agents, or body adornments. Even though the results presented here probably do not exhaust the total number of species known and used by them, they nevertheless suggest that the Hotï constitute one of the rare mycophilic societies in the Venezuelan Amazon. Further research is needed in order to obtain a more complete picture of the complexity of human-fungi relationships in this society.

Egleé L. Zent, Stanford Zent, and Teresa Iturriaga "Knowledge and Use of Fungi by a Mycophilic Society of the Venezuelan Amazon," Economic Botany 58(2), 214-226, (1 April 2004). https://doi.org/10.1663/0013-0001(2004)058[0214:KAUOFB]2.0.CO;2
Received: 1 April 2002; Accepted: 1 September 2002; Published: 1 April 2004
JOURNAL ARTICLE
13 PAGES

This article is only available to subscribers.
It is not available for individual sale.
+ SAVE TO MY LIBRARY

SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top