Most plants within the reserve are yet to be described scientifically. Our Local biologist, Vincent Vos, estimates that only 3000 of about 8000 tree species of the Bolivian Amazon have been described so far. With such a large floristic diversity, the diverse indigenous peoples of the Amazon have developed an incredible variety of plant uses for the preparation of natural medicines and for local constructions.
The following table presents a selection of some of the most well-known plants in the municipality of Riberalta, including a small description of its uses.
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