Adaptive Responses of Native Amazonians, Edition: First by Raymond B. Hames and William T. Vickers (Auth.)

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Shinki 68. shinti 69. shirina 70. 71. 72. 73. shovnaki tamviapini imfi tere/co 74. fiuana 75. is/garo 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. tsimoritoki tsirianti tsitikana fsiüz fsoto Scientific name Use 7 Edible juice Flowering tree for garden Major food Medicinal herb for pregnant women Minor root crop, simi­ lar to koriti Minor root crop Cushma ornament Edible fruit Dye (goes on green, dyes red) Fiber for nets Palm: edible heart; manufacture Edible fruit, root Edible fruit Condiment Edible fruit Serving bowls Cassia sp.

When I asked men why they planted such a diversity, I got similar replies. " This is a better answer than it appears at first, because the Machiguenga do enjoy diversity for its own sake. " Differences in taste are taken as part of the variety of life, and a Machiguenga would not disdain to eat any variety of manioc that was available. MAIZE After manioc, the most important crop to the Machiguenga is maize {Zea mays), shinki, which is also a crop grown by males. It is the predominant crop in new gardens, accounting for more than half of all crops planted there (manioc is another third of the plants, so manioc and maize together constitute about 85% of all plants in a first-year garden).

Anthurium sp. 44. pamoko 45. pankogiririra poreatsiri 46. pantiarigo 47. pao 48. parianti 49. pashiroki 50. piarintsi 51. pocharoki Tree gourd Bottle gourd Various Crescentia sp. Musa paradisiaca Trema micrantha Lagenaria sp. Various 52. poi Yam-bean? Pachyrhizus 37. 38. 39. 40. Crescentia sp. ? ? ) 53. ) 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. Banana (Oje) (Achiote) Moonflower Colander? poseiro potogo potsoti saaro sankonka Cedar 60. sarioki 61. sekatsi 62. seri Manioc Tobacco 63. sharovantareki Calabash 64.

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