Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/554233
Title:
Desert Plants of Use and Charm from Southwestern Africa
Author:
Aronson, James A.; Thompson, Henry
Affiliation:
The Institute for Applied Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Department of Developmental Studies, University of East Anglia
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1987
Abstract:
In September, 1986 a botanical survey was undertaken of South West Africa/Namibia (SWAIN) and adjacent arid parts of the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Primary emphasis was placed on the arid and semiarid regions with under 250 mm mean annual rainfall, in which both the summer-and winter-rainfall areas were visited. Observations were made on wild plants with known or potential value as new fruit or nut, vegetable, medicinal, or forage and fodder crops. Wild relatives of conventional crops for breeding programs were identified as well as several useful halophytes. New trees for agroforestry systems and new desert landscaping subjects were spotted, and last but not least, many desert plants of note were found for inclusion in living collections for purposes of botanical study and rapture.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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dc.contributor.authorAronson, James A.en
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Henryen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-19T20:50:11Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-19T20:50:11Zen
dc.date.issued1987en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/554233en
dc.description.abstractIn September, 1986 a botanical survey was undertaken of South West Africa/Namibia (SWAIN) and adjacent arid parts of the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Primary emphasis was placed on the arid and semiarid regions with under 250 mm mean annual rainfall, in which both the summer-and winter-rainfall areas were visited. Observations were made on wild plants with known or potential value as new fruit or nut, vegetable, medicinal, or forage and fodder crops. Wild relatives of conventional crops for breeding programs were identified as well as several useful halophytes. New trees for agroforestry systems and new desert landscaping subjects were spotted, and last but not least, many desert plants of note were found for inclusion in living collections for purposes of botanical study and rapture.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleDesert Plants of Use and Charm from Southwestern Africaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Institute for Applied Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negeven
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Developmental Studies, University of East Angliaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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