MEZA TORRES esteban Ismael
Ethnopteridology of the Guaranís of Misiones Province, Argentina
KELLER, H. A., E. I. MEZA TORRES & G. T. PRANCE
AMERICAN FERN JOURNAL
AMER FERN SOC INC
Lugar: Saint Louis; Año: 2011 vol. 101 p. 193 - 204
An ethnobotanical study was performed of the ferns and lycophytes used by the Guaranı of Misiones Province, Argentina. It was determined that fifty species are used, and details of the uses and the Guaranı names and nomenclature are given and discussed. Fern and lycophytes are used for medicines, crafts, in magic rituals, and marketing of the plants. The most important traditional use of ferns is for medicine and the most important modern use is commercialization for use in horticulture.