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Título:
Redefining Parasitic Plants: An Analysis of Economically Important Balanophoraceae Species in Argentina
Autor/es:
SATO, H. A.; GÓMEZ VILLAFAÑE; BONILLO, G; ANA M. GONZALEZ
Libro:
Ecosystems and Biodiversity - Annual Volume 2024
Editorial:
IntechOpen
Referencias:
Año: 2024; p. 1 - 14
Resumen:
The main objective of this work is to conduct a review of the uses of parasitic plants of the family Balanophoraceae present in Argentina. This study attempts to change the perspective on parasitic plants, shedding light on their inherent value and economic importance in certain communities in Argentina. Rather than adhering to the prevailing bias that all parasitic plants are harmful or simple weeds, this study aims to redefine such perceptions. It highlights the fact that some parasitic plants play fundamental roles as sources of livelihood, traditional medicine, or ornamental elements among local populations. In addition, this study highlights the importance of certain parasitic plant species that face conservation threats. Their prioritization stems from the global commitment to biodiversity conservation. The exploration of these unique plants and their functions within ecosystems highlights the intricate interaction between species and their environment. Taken together, this research contributes to a more nuanced understanding of parasitic plants, recognizing their multifaceted contributions, economic potential, and crucial role in the broader context of biodiversity conservation.