Héctor Bravo, president of the Institute of Ecosocialism in Lara state (Inecolara) offered details to Últimas Noticias of the first "Guide of arboreal species in Barquisimeto" published recently.
The book contains 58 fully illustrated pages of 50 characteristic species on Larense soil. In it, the popular name of each tree is identified, its scientific name, including class, family and order; as well as the description of its fruits, leaves and type of planting.
The guide begins with the Anon (Annona Reticulata) whose fruit is bittersweet and edible and has been propagated to the African and Asian continents, with seeds and cuttings; collects data from Araguaney (Tabebuia Erhysanta), this being the National Tree of Venezuela (Caracas) and details that there are two types: M. Glabra and M. Emargitana. The text makes a tour of all the species of the site until highlighting the strange Zorrochlor (Morisonia Americana), the species with which the guide ends.
It also includes a glossary of terms that helps the reader to deepen their knowledge of the different species that are planted in three emblematic natural spaces, being them, the “José María Ochoa Pile” national park, the Macuto forest and the botanical and zoological garden Bararida, located in the iribarrenses parishes, Santa Rosa, the first, and the last two, in the Cathedral.
Bravo explained that the guide is of “high utility and importance, since the 50 species now come to be of public care and public awareness since it is part of study material. Trees are living beings that we must take care of ”.
He referred that through the review of the first-born tree guide in Barquisimeto, it is possible to learn how to identify them, he placed as an example, the details that are presented between the Araguán (Roseondendron Crhyseum) and the Araguaney that although they are similar have differences; and in the case of the Suspire (Pereskia Guamocho), whose species is in extinction, you will find interesting data to achieve its preservation.
The effort of the printed edition, Bravo indicated, was thanks to the Decentralized Printing Service of the Lara state (SDIOEL) and the talent of young directors who make up the Ministry of Ecosocialism, the Lara State Government, the National Institute of Parks (Inparques) , and among others, the Environment Commission of the Legislative Council of Lara state, which was in charge of the deputy, Saúl Osío.
It should be noted that local researchers carried out an exhaustive review of various specialized documents, including the Tree Guide of Venezuela by Jesús Hoyos published in 1994, also based their descriptions and studies on the Ordinance on Plantations and Protection of Trees in the city of Barquisimeto. and other populated centers of the Iribarren Municipality.
Those interested in knowing about each of the 50 tree species, distributed in the aforementioned natural spaces that make up a territorial extension of 50 hectares, approximately, can consult by accessing the electronic address for free https://issuu.com/inecolara/docs/guia_de_especies_arboreas_en_barquisimeto_-_1