2007
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652007000400014 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Brazilwood was the first product found in Terra de Santa Cruz, and the first explored by Portuguese colonization of Brazil. This study aims at the Occidental Cartography and the historical files represented by Portugal's interest on mapping the marketed product found in Brazil. The representation of Brazilwood in maps was possible due to scientific advancements, new land discoveries, and technological improvement during the 15 th century, which all have taken cartography to a whole new period, stressing Portug… Show more

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“…(brazilwood or pernambuco) is one of the most important plant species in Brazil and is confined to the Brazilian Atlantic rainforest due to its over-exploitation (Rocha et al 2007, Rocha 2010). The species is now extinct in significant part of its range (Abensperg-Traun 2009) and was included in 2008 in the official list of the Brazilian native species in danger of extinction (Pilatti et al 2011).…”
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“…Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata Lam) is a species native to Brazil that has great historical and ecological importance (Rocha et al, 2007;Rocha, 2010). Because of its exploitation in the past and the lack of effective conservation policies, now Brazilwood is in the list of endangered species (Pilatti et al, 2011).…”
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