Fruits from AmericaEntry ID: IPGRI_FRUITS
Abstract: Fruits from America provides an ethnobotanical inventory of the fruits
found in the Americas. More than 100 different fruits compose the
offer of the traditional markets of the continent and the present
inventory includes more than 1100 native American fruits, at all
stages of domestication, some still collected in the wild, ... while some
of their successful relatives are cultivated intensively. Native
fruits present unique opportunities to widen or re-conquer domestic
markets, to diversify agricultural production and for the sustainable
development of particular areas, as the fragile ecosystems of
inter-Andean valleys or the Amazon.
The recovery of information dispersed in the "gray literature" and in
anthropological or ethnobotanical publications is the first step to
put the fruit diversity at work for human development. It is hoped
that this inventory will contribute to this task. To answer the
growing interest of the American public, growers, investors,
scientists, and governments, in their native fruit diversity, the
CIRAD-FLHOR/IPGRI Project for Neotropical Fruits has started to gather
the available information in this inventory. This list of more than
1100 species - 1128 have been listed so far in our inventory - is
distributed among 66 families and 285 genera.
Information obtained from the Fruits from America Home Page.
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Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints A pdf copy of the paper that this metadata record is based on, is available for download from the URL given below.
An Access database containing data from this cruise and several others, is available for download from the URL given below.
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3340
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dick.williams at aad.gov.au
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Williams, R. (1988) The inshore marine fishes of the Vestfold Hills region, Antarctica. Ferris, J.M., Burton, H.R., Johnstone, G.W., Bayly, I.A.E. (ed.) Biology of the Vestfold Hills, Antarctica. Hydrobiologia 165. 161-167
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10