ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 10, Número 3. Jul-Sep 2013

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING WILD MUSHROOMS IN THE OTOMÍ COMMUNITIES OF SAN PEDRO ARRIBA, TEMOAYA, ESTADO DE MÉXICO

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Wild mushrooms today constitute a non-woody forest resource in different peasant communities during the rainy season, due to their great cultural, dietary and economic importance. This research was performed with the objective of identifying the traditional knowledge and family management of the main species of wild mushrooms in the community of San Pedro Arriba, Temoaya, Estado de México. Informal interviews were applied in the municipal township market with mushroom sellers; we also visited forest sites with families devoted to mushroom picking; and, lastly, we visited the community to apply a questionnaire to its inhabitants. Regarding species, 86 were observed, of which 25 were placed at the level of genus and 61 at the level of species, recognizing 221 names in Spanish and 35 in Otomí, with the simple primary names being the best represented. The species with greatest cultural importance were Helvella lacunosa, Lactarius deliciosus and Gomphus floccosus. Finally, the forms of mushroom exploitation by community families, the acquisition of this knowledge, the ecological knowledge, the collection and sale process, and their use, were identified

Palabras clave: ethnomycology, macromycetes, traditional names

Volumen 10, Número 3

Volumen 10, Número 3
Jul-Sep 2013


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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