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GHANIMI, Ridwane [1], Ouhammou, Ahmed [2], Cherkaoui, Mohamed [1].

Traditional knowledge on wild edible plants among Messiwa people, Morocco.

The traditional knowledge on wild edible plants is an important nutritional and pharmacological heritage. Unfortunately, many studies have shown a worrying decline of this traditional knowledge throughout the last few decades. The first aim of this study was to document the population knowledge on wild edible among Messiwa people. The second objective was to assess the traditional knowledge of informants according to their socio-demographic and economic status. During the period January 2018 to February 2019, the survey was conducted among 149 informants through a semi-structured questionnaire. A set of 64 species belonging to 56 genera from 34 families have been collected and identified. . The species used both as nutritional and medicinal represented 56%, while 44% were used exclusively as nutritional plants. The most used parts are respectively the aerial parts (58%), the fruits (17%), the underground parts (13%), the seeds (8%) and finally the flowers (5%). In addition, the higher level of knowledge on wild edible plants was found among women, the elderly, illiterate, married people, and those engaged in agricultural occupations.

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1 - Universite Cadi Ayyad Faculte des Sciences Semlalia, Department of Biology, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
2 - Universite Cadi Ayyad Faculte des Sciences Semlalia, Department of Biology, Marrakech, 400001, Morocco

Wild edible plants
Traditional knowledge
Messiwa people

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: ETH, Ethnobotany
Location: /
Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Time: 11:15 AM(EDT)
Number: ETH003
Abstract ID:45
Candidate for Awards:None

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