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A.-P. de Candolle: une passion, un Jardin
 
6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress
26th - 30th june 2017
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Sylvain Meyer
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Le Jardin, 200 ans de passion
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Cabinet de curiosités
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Les dernières de leur espèce
du 17 juin au 16 juillet
Distinction cantonale du développement durable
Distinction cantonale du développement durable
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Sentiers culturels :
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Index Seminum 2017
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La Feuille Verte
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Ethnopalmes

The palms constitute an emblematic family among tropical plants.
In this capacity, they have held an integral role with human populations wherever these plants are found.
Ethnobotany is the science that studies the use-relations between plants and people. It is based on qualitative and quantitative investigations which can elucidate human knowledge linked to a given species within a given sociological, geographical and historical context.
The palms, given their utilitarian, symbolic, and civilizing value, have long been objects of interest to ethnologists and ethnobotanists (late 19th century).
Indigenous populations very early favored a natural selection around sought-after qualities in these species, shaping the vegetative landscape of corresponding regions.
This Curiosity Cabinet presents four civilizing palms - the raphia (Raphia hookeri), the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), the buriti (Mauritia flexuosa), and the Paraguayan wax palm (Copernicia alba) - through their products and daily uses. When people understand that these uses form part of their heritage, that these plants should be protected and preserved for future generations, a great step is already taken toward towards cultural and natural preservation. This is one of the fundamental missions of botanical gardens, here and overseas, in this early part of the 21st century.

La Tribune du Cocotier
La Tribune du Cocotier

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La Gazette du Raphia
La Gazette du Raphia

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The Copernicia Sun
The Copernicia Sun

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The Buriti Times
The Buriti Times

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