Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556698
Title:
Floral Survey of Central and Northern Namibia
Author:
Butler, Gregory J.; Liang, Irene; Sussman, Spencer; Wilson, Tom
Affiliation:
The University of Arizona, School of Natural Resource and the Environment; The University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciences
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:
Dec-2010
Abstract:
The Boyce Thompson Arboretum, an Arizona State Park located in Superior, Arizona, selected a three member team of researchers to study unique plants found in central and northern Namibia. The results of this study will be used to select plants for cultivation in a new southern African flora exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum representing the floral diversity of the Kalahari, Karoo and Namib deserts. This botanic survey was conducted during a University of Arizona study abroad class which took place May 24-July 4, 2010. As part of the survey, the related soil, ecologic, climatic, geographical, and ethnobotanic characteristics were recorded. Size, distribution, and location for each species were noted and land formations were documented. The land formations and soils of Namibia were superficially similar to those of southeastern Arizona. To contribute to Boyce Thompson Arboretum's educational public outreach objectives, we recorded the varied uses of plants based on personal observations, data found in published materials, and interviews conducted with the Himba people. Based on our results, we recommended 21 species suitable for cultivation and interpretation in the new exhibit.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorButler, Gregory J.en
dc.contributor.authorLiang, Ireneen
dc.contributor.authorSussman, Spenceren
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Tomen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-10T18:37:14Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-10T18:37:14Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/556698en
dc.description.abstractThe Boyce Thompson Arboretum, an Arizona State Park located in Superior, Arizona, selected a three member team of researchers to study unique plants found in central and northern Namibia. The results of this study will be used to select plants for cultivation in a new southern African flora exhibit at Boyce Thompson Arboretum representing the floral diversity of the Kalahari, Karoo and Namib deserts. This botanic survey was conducted during a University of Arizona study abroad class which took place May 24-July 4, 2010. As part of the survey, the related soil, ecologic, climatic, geographical, and ethnobotanic characteristics were recorded. Size, distribution, and location for each species were noted and land formations were documented. The land formations and soils of Namibia were superficially similar to those of southeastern Arizona. To contribute to Boyce Thompson Arboretum's educational public outreach objectives, we recorded the varied uses of plants based on personal observations, data found in published materials, and interviews conducted with the Himba people. Based on our results, we recommended 21 species suitable for cultivation and interpretation in the new exhibit.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.titleFloral Survey of Central and Northern Namibiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona, School of Natural Resource and the Environmenten
dc.contributor.departmentThe University of Arizona, Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Sciencesen
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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