Colombia - 1996
This book reports on a morphological study carried out by the authors of the Erigaie Foundation, on pollen grains and spores of plants used and/or cultivated principally in Amazonia. Species were selected from a list of plants used by indigenous people, compiled on the basis of existing literature. The first of a total of four sections presents the methodology used to gather, prepare and describe samples of pollen grains and spores. This introduction is unique as almost no basic pollen morphological literature exists in Spanish. The second part contains a general section and specific indices for each structural type and groups of plants. The third section presents descriptions and microphotographs of pollen grains and spores from 292 species of 211 genera belonging to 85 families. The last part contains information about the growth patterns of plant species, the region, landscape type, and altitude above sea level where they occur, and on how indigenous communities use and process these species. A glossary of technical terms, an alphabetical index of families with gender and species, an index of common names and a bibliography are included.