Autor: Jörg Berchem
A study of the significance of wild plants for the culture and economy of the people inhabiting the Horn of Africa is presented, based on research carried out in 1986, 1987 and 1991 in Somalia. The Somali ecosystem, human ecology and some aspects of Somali ethnobotany are described. A large number of conventional and unconventional useful plants of the arid and semi-arid study area are described in the given cultural and socio-economic context and some ideas about the potential utilization of these plants are given. Selected plants and genera include Lannea malifolia, Rhus natalensis, Carissa edulis, Balanites spp., Cordia spp., Boswellia spp., Commiphora spp., Cassia truncata, Cordeauxia edulis, Boscia spp., Suaeda monoica, Dovyalis abyssinica, Acacia spp., Moringa stenopetala, Ximenia americana, Berchemia discolor and Ziziphus spp., Salvadora persica, Mimusops angel, Grewia spp. and Corchorus spp. Indexes of Somali and scientific names are provided. Recommendations for the protection or cultivation of some, not typically cultivated or non-domesticated plants are suggested. KEYWORDS: TROPAG | Lannea malifolia | Carissa edulis | Cassia truncata | Dovyalis abyssinica | Berchemia discolor | Mimusops angel | ethnobotany | wild plants | uses | botany.
Paperback, 506 pages, 70 illustrations, many tables, hundreds of Somali plant names,
OMIMEE Intercultural Publishers;
|Dimension (L x W x H)||21 x 15 x 2.8 Centimetre|