Peer reviewed journals

Horackova, J., Chuspe Zans, M. E., Kokoska, L., Sulaiman, N., Clavo Peralta, Z. M., Bortl, L., & Polesny, Z. 2023. Ethnobotanical inventory of medicinal plants used by Cashinahua (Huni Kuin) herbalists in Purus Province, Peruvian Amazon. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 19(1), 16

Rollo, A., Ribeiro, M.M., Costa, R.L., Santos, C., Clavo Peralta, Z.M., Mandák, B., Kalousová, M., Vebrová, H., Chuqulin, E., Torres, S.G., Aguilar, R.M.V., Hlavsa, T., Lojka, B., 2020. Genetic structure and pod morphology of Inga edulis cultivated vs. wild populations from the Peruvian Amazon. Forests 11(6), 655

Tauchen, J., Huml, L., Bortl, L., Doskocil, I., Jarosova, V., Marsik, P., Frankova, A., Clavo Peralta, Z., M., Chuspe Zans, M., E., Havlik, J., Lapcik, O., Kokoska, L., 2018. Screening of medicinal plants traditionally used in Peruvian Amazon for in vitro antioxidant and anticancer potential. Natural Product Research (online)

Šmíd, J., Kalousová, M., Mandák, B., Houška, J., Chládova, A., Pinedo Panduro, M., Lojka, B., 2017. Morphological and genetic diversity od camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia (Kunth) McVaugh] in the Peruvian Amazon. PLoS ONE 12 (6): e0179886  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179886

Tauchen, J., Bortl, L., Huml, L., Miksatkova, P., Doskocil, I., Marsik, P., Villegas, P.P.P., Flores, Y.B., Damme, P.V., Lojka, B., Havlik, J., Lapcik, O., Kokoska, L., 2016. Phenolic composition, antioxidant and anti-proliferative activities of edible and medicinal plants from the Peruvian Amazon. Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia 26 (6): 728 – 737.  doi:10.1016/j.bjp.2016.03.016

Rollo, A., Lojka, B., Honys, D., Mandák, B., Chia Wong, J.A., Santos, C.,Costa, R., Quintela-Sabarís, C., Ribeiro, M.M., 2016. Genetic diversity and hybridization in the two species Inga ingoides and Inga edulis: potential applications for agroforestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Annals of Forest Science, doi:10.1007/s13595-015-0535-0

Mikšátková, P., Lanková, P., Huml, L., Lapčík, O., 2014. Isoflavonoids in the Amaryllidaceae family. Natural Product Research 28, 690–697, doi:10.1080/14786419.2013.873432

Vebrova, H., Lojka, B., Husband, T.P., Zans, M.E.C., Damme, P., Rollo, A., Kalousova, M., 2013. Tree diversity in cacao agroforests in San Alejandro, Peruvian Amazon. Agroforestry Systems 88, 1101–1115, doi:10.1007/s10457-013-9654-5

Lojka, B., Preininger, D., Van Damme, P., Rollo, A., Banout, J., 2012. Use of the Amazonian tree species Inga edulis for soil regeneration and weed control. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 24, 89–101, Stable URL:

Book chapters

Lojka, B., Pawera, L., Kalousová, M., Bortl, L., Verner, V., Houška, J., Vanhove, W., Van Damme, P., 2017. Multistrata Systems: Potentials and Challenges of Cocoa-based Agroforests in the Humid Tropics, Chapter 23 (pp.  587-628) In:  Agroforestry – Anecdotal to Modern Science (editors J. C. Dagar and V. P. Tewari, 2018, Springer Nature Singapore, 879 pages, ISBN:  978-981-10-7649-7)

Lojka, B., Bortl, L., Riva, R., R., Banout, J., Lojkova, J., Polesny, Z., Preininger, D., Ugarte, J., U., Espinoza, M., L., L., Verner, V., 2016. Multistrata Agroforestry as an Alternative to Slash-and-Burn Farming in the Peruvian Amazon, Chapter 13 (pp. 383 – 398) In: Agroforestry Research Developments (editors J. C. Dagar and J. C. Tewari, 2016, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. , 578 pages, ISBN: 978-1-63485-046-9)

Popular journals

Series of articles focused on Amazon native palms and woody species (Palmy a dřeviny Amazonie)  published in Vesmír journal (20132014) can be found HERE (in Czech language only). Some articles are freely available.

Field guides

Bortl, L., and Flores, Y. B., 2022. Fruits of native and introduced plants of Ucayali and Loreto, Perú. Rapid colour field guide N. 1456, the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. Direct download available HERE (20 pp. pdf). 


Lipenský, J., and Bortl, L., 2016. Common and 359useful woody species from Ucayali Region, Peru – Árboles y arbustos útiles e comunes de la Región Ucayali, Perú. Rapid colour field guide N. 359, the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. Direct download available HERE (20 pp. pdf).

Bortl, L., and Lipenský, J., 2016.Useful palms (Arecaceae) from Ucayali Region, Peru Palmeras útiles (Arecaceae) de la Región Ucayali, Perú.Rapid colour field guide N. 820, the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, USA. Direct download available HERE (5 pp. pdf).

Conference contributions

Lipenský, J., Bortl, L., Horáčková, J., Chuspe Zans, M. E., Clavo Peralta, Z.M., Pardo-de-Santayana, M., Mixa, M., Lojka, B., Jauregui García, X., 2017. Herbal markets of the Pucallpa City, Peruvian Amazon, in: Living in a Global World: Ethnobotany, Local Knowledge and Sustainability. 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for Economic Botany, Book of abstracts, Bragança, Portugal,

Poster Herbal markets of the Pucallpa city, Peruvian Amazon (click to download PDF)

Rollo, A., Lojka, B., Kalousová, M., Mandák, B., Margarida Ribeiro, M., 2017Genetic Structure in Wild and Cultivated Populations of Inga edulis Mart. (Fabaceae) in Peruvian Amazon, in: Tropentag 2017:
International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development, Future Agriculture: Socio-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts, Book of abstracts, Tielkes, E. (ed.) 1. Aufl. – Göttingen: Cuvillier.

Other resources

  • Tiny English-Spanish-Czech dictionary of botanical terms (.xls file) can be downloaded from HERE.
  • have a look at the LINKS section.


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