publication . Article . 2016

Extinciones históricas: el caso de la enigmática planta del Silfio

Segundo Ríos Ruiz;
Open Access Spanish; Castilian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Centro Iberoamericano de la Biodiversidad
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
This review refers to the Silphium (Apiaceae), one of the most enigmatic plants in the history of the Mediterranean. In Greco-Roman world, it was a panacea and especially, a powerful aphrodisiac which left many written historical references, in addition to their image mosaics and coins. Silphium extinction, due to over-exploitation is certainly a good example for the conservation of biodiversity and for the defense of sustainable use of natural resources.
Subjects
free text keywords: Silfio, Ferula, Apiaceae, Cirene, Santorini, Conservation, Botánica, Natural resource, Geography, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Silphium, biology.organism_classification, biology, Panacea (medicine), Horticulture, Agroforestry
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publication . Article . 2016

Extinciones históricas: el caso de la enigmática planta del Silfio

Segundo Ríos Ruiz;