Plant resources of eastern Africa activities and sources of information by Nina T. Marshall

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Published by Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel, IUCN, Eastern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi .

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Other titlesRessources vegetales d"Afrique de l"est :
StatementNina T. Marshall, Armelle de Saint Sauveur, and Steven G. Njuguna.
ContributionsSauveur, Armelle de Saint., Njuguna, S. G., Sahara and Sahel Observatory., IUCN East Africa Regional Office.
LC ClassificationsSB123.34.A354 M27 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 201 p. :
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3614320M
ISBN 102831703115
LC Control Number2002375344

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Eastern Africa consists largely of plateaus and has most of the highest elevations in the two most striking highlands are in Ethiopia and Kenya, respectively, where large areas reach elevations of 6, to 10, feet (2, to 3, metres).

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Medicinal Plants of East Africa is a revised edition of the book first published in on herbal remedies and he traditional medical practice of East Africa.

The book covers the rich diversity of 5/5(2). Traditional Food Plants: A Resource Book for Promoting the Exploitation and Consumption of Food Plants in Arid, Semi-arid and Sub-humid Lands in Eastern Africa Issue 42 of FAO food and nutrition.

The flora is designed to a high academic standard and should be a useful resource reference for anyone concerned with the identification and utilization of plants in eastern Africa.

Each family is published as a separate part. FAO (). Traditional Food Plants: A Resource Book for Promoting the Exploitation Consumption of Food Plant in Arid, Semi-arid and Sub-humid Lands of Eastern Africa. Rome: FAO Food and nutrition paper   The East Africa rift system has geothermal potent MW – of which has Kenya boast an estima MW of that.

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Botany, Medical 2. Botany – Africa, East. Plants I. Title QK K46 ISBN: First published By East African Literature Bureau Second edition By Kenya Literature Bureau.

PRECIS includes all indigenous and naturalised plants recorded from the same area as the Flora of south-ern Africa(Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho). This book is largely based on PRECIS and includes data on life cycle, life form, height of plant and altitude together with updated information on literature references, synonyms.

This second edition of Field Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs of East Africa features more than of the trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves that are commonly found in the region. The book is divided into four parts – trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves – with each part arranged in alphabetical order according to scientific s: A Garden Guide to Native Plants of Coastal East Africa by Anne Outwater, Ilana Locker, Roy E.

Gereau A Garden Guide to Native Plants of Coastal East Africaoutlines how and what to plant in order to rejuvenate the coastal East African ecosystem through gardens, school yards, roadways. CABI Book Chapter Info; CABI Book Info; and on a review of the literature pertaining to naturalization and/or invasiveness among alien plants in eastern Africa.

By this means, scores of exotic plant species were found to have escaped from cultivation, and to have established populations in the 'wild', to the detriment of natural resources. Medicinal Plants of East Africa is a revised edition of the book first published in on herbal remedies and he traditional medical practice of East Africa.

The book covers the rich diversity of plants found in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, from sea to alpine plants.

East Africa also has a rich ethnic diversity and a large number of herbalists whose traditional knowledge and practices are also covered in the Reviews: 1. South Africa - South Africa - Soils: South Africa contains three major soil regions.

East of approximately longitude 25° E, soils have formed under wet summer and dry winter conditions; the more-important soil types there are laterite (red, leached, iron-bearing soil), unleached subtropical soils, and gleylike (i.e., bluish gray, sticky, and compact) podzolic soils (highly leached soils that.

"Flora of Tropical Africa" was the first flora record of Kenya plants, which included plants of tropical Africa and divided into 10 volumes (Daniel et al. (Daniel et al. THE CLIMATE OF EAST AFRICA East Africa lies within the tropical latitudes but due to a combination of factors the region experiences a variety of climatic types.

The different parts experience different types of climate which include: 1. Equatorial climate This type of climate is experienced in the region between 5°N and 5°S of the equator. Begonia sutherlandii, known as the Sutherland begonia and as iwozya in Kimalila, Tanzania, is a tuberous flowering perennial plant in the family Begoniaceae, growing to metres (20 in) with fleshy pink stems from 10 to 80 centimetres (4 to 31 in) are commonly dark green and veined with red and covered with short hairs on the underside.

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Africas physical geography, environment and resources, and human geography can be considered separately. Africa has eight major physical regions: the Sahara, the Sahel, the Ethiopian Highlands, the savanna. Plant resources of eastern Africa: activities and sources of information.

Complete Title: Plant resources of eastern Africa: activities and sources of information document: English text p. viii, French text pp. Includes bibliographic references.

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The value of the book is the link it provides between the available resources of the dry forests and woodlands, and the use and management of their. The 40 monographs on medicinal trees and shrubs presented in this book were prepared in collaboration with 9 institutes in Africa and Latin America.

They include information on the botany and silvics as well as the chemical properties and pharma­ ceutical and traditional uses of each species. Featuring full-color photos of common species of bird, mammal, snake, lizard, insect, tree, and flower, Wildlife of East Africa takes us on an exquisite one-volume tour through the living splendor of the main national parks and game reserves of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Many of the species included — from pelicans to plovers, ostriches. This interactive photographic guide shall help you to identify higher plants from East African ecosystems. It contains images of ferns and seed plants taken in the field.

You can browse through a taxonomic hierarchy and / or search according to selected characters you observe on your plant. Flora of Tropical East Afr Objects Flora of East Tropical Africa is the largest regional tropical flora ever created.

Documenting all known wild plants from Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, the project received contributions from many botanists. Work began in the s and was completed in   Aloes are a succulent with thick, fleshy leaves.

Large striking flowers bloom on long stems during the dry winter months in South Africa. Of all the aloe plants, aloe vera is the most commonly cultivated.

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View Plant Details. Acacia galpinii Apiesdoring, Monkey-Thorn, Mokgapa, Tshikwalo, Molopa. Acacia galpinii (=Senegalia galpinii) is a very hardy fairly fast growing, deciduous thorn tree and is one of the largest of the Acacias.

It flowers before the leaves in September and October with showy, white, bottlebrush-type flowers that are purple. Table 1. Geographic distribution of plant pigmentation and growth habit of finger millet germplasm accessions introduced from Southern and Eastern Africa.

Pigmentation Growth habit _____ _____ Country Number of accessions Green Purple Decumbent Erect Ethiopia 4 3 1 1 3 Kenya 23 Malawi 4 3 1 4 Nepal (Asia) 32 28 4 6 26 South.

Aloe arborescens is a winter blooming flowering perennial plant, which belongs to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae and order Asparagales.

It is found in the south-eastern parts of South Africa. The plant grows at a height of around 2 to 3 meters. The flowers are arranged in a raceme and are cylindrical in shape.

They are bright red to orange in color. This book is the first photographically illustrated guide to East Africa's most important medicinal plants.

In all, the medicinal uses of plant species are described. All of these plants (be they indigenous, naturalised, or exotic) are in everyday use among traditional healers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.3/5(2).

This tree is native to East Africa Description. Balanites glabra is a spiny shrub or tree growing to a maximum height of 9m. The bark is grey or greyish green and is rough, cork-like and fissured on the trunk but greener and smoother on the branches, the spines and young shoots are green and glabrous, becoming greyer and hairier by their second.

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This includes Coal, Natural Gas, Petroleum, precious metals, minerals, and Uranium. East Africa is also notorious for having one of the biggest oil deposits in the world. Countries in this part of Africa are. to traditional uses of medicinal plants. The indigenous people of Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa depend on the natural plant resources from their environment for medicine, food, pastoral, cultural and religious needs.

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