A listing of common names of some 850 of the about 5 000 plant species in the Karoo, aimed at enhancing communication between scientific workers and people who are unfamiliar with scientific names. The introduction discusses the resilient but fragile Karoo, its plant treasures and the use of common names. The four lists are respectively sorted by scientific names, by common names, by groups of ecological and grazing importance, and the fourth one reflecting changes in scientific names. A5 size, pp. 199. Soft cover: ISBN 1-874907-16-1.
Easy guide to indigenous shrubs
A full-colour, bilingual field guide to 38 species of Commiphora in southern Africa, with a general guide to characters useful for identification and a colour-coded key to the species. Each species treatment includes: the scientific name; common names in the various languages and dialects of the region; description in user-friendly lay terms; sharp, clear photographs showing the growth form, bark, leaves (both surfaces), flowers and fruit; distribution map; derivation of the scientific name; habitat and climate; uses. Published by the author. 208 x 140 mm. pp. 92.
Ulwazi LwamaZulu Ngezimila: isingeniso/Zulu botanical knowledge: an introduction (New)
This is the first publication of the Zulu Botanical Knowledge Project, funded by the World Wide Fund for Nature SA (WWF-SA) and the National Research Foundation (NRF). 40 plants, with the scientific name, English common name and Zulu name, are very briefly described, the meaning of the Zulu name is explained and uses of the plant are set out in English and Zulu. Each description is accompanied by either a line drawing of the plant or a linocut, illustrating the meaning of the Zulu name. Also included are: a map of the three pilot areas used to collect the plants; details and goals of the project; photographs and information of the working group of the 14 people involved; a glossary of isiZulu terms; a select bibliography; and an index of scientific names, English common names and Zulu names. Published by the National Botanical Institute. A5, pp. 67.
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