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Syngonanthus nitens (bong.) Ruhland - Eriocaulaceae and Mauritia flexuosa Mart. - Arecaceae: scientific knowledge and local knowledge associated with the species present in the golden grass handicraft, made in the region of Jalapão, Brazil

Grant number: 10/14534-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Botany - Plant Taxonomy
Principal researcher:Paulo Takeo Sano
Grantee:Rebeca Verônica Ribeiro Viana
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Syngonanthus nitens (Bong.) Rhuland and Mauritia flexuosa Mart. are species used in the golden grass handicraft made by communities of the Jalapão region, in the State of Tocantins. The people that live in those communities accumulate empiric knowledge about those species for the diferent steps of the hadicraft, since the harvest, passing by the treatment of the biological material, until the braid itself. This project intend to survey such knowledge related to the golden grass and the buriti in two communities of the jalapão region: Povoado da Mumbuca e Comunidade do Prata. The data will be confronted with the scientific botanical knowledge about both species with the intention of verifying how much the local and scientific knowledges get close or far from one another. With that the debate related to the actions about the biodiversity s conservation and its relation with the environmental education for the locals could be enhanced. (AU)

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Scientific publications
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VIANA, REBECA V. R.; SCATENA, VERA L.; EICHEMBERG, MAYRA T.; SANO, PAULO T.. Engaging plant anatomy and local knowledge on the buriti palm (Mauritia flexuosa L.f.: Arecaceae): the microscopic world meets the golden grass artisan's perspective. CULTURAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE EDUCATION, v. 13, n. 1, p. 253-265, . (10/14534-9)
Academic Publications
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VIANA, Rebeca Verônica Ribeiro. Possible dialogues between scientific and local knowledge associated to the golden grass and buriti palm in the Jalapão region, TO. 2013. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Biociências (IBIOC/SB) São Paulo.

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