Kalanchoe  Crassulaceae  in Southern Africa Book

Kalanchoe Crassulaceae in Southern Africa


  • Author : Gideon F. Smith
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128140086

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Kalanchoe Crassulaceae in Southern Africa Excerpt :

Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) in Southern Africa: Classification, Biology, and Cultivation provides a highly readable, illustrated account of the Kalanchoe species. The book includes an overview of the family Crassulaceae and genus Kalanchoe in global and subcontinental contexts that is followed by information on the taxonomic history of the genus. The characters and ecology of the species are also discussed, including their distribution ranges, where they occur, their habitat preferences, and where the species were formally recorded for the first time. For each indigenous and naturalized species, comprehensive taxonomic, descriptive and other information of interest is provided. This is the must-have resource for plant scientists, plant taxonomists, ethnobotanists, herbarium curators, ecologists, pharmacologists, invasions scientists, horticulturalists and landscape designers. Includes currently accepted scientific names and synonyms, common names in English, morphology, cytology, chemistry, toxicology, biogeography, pollination biology, dispersal, cultivation, biocultural applications, and more Contains a dichotomous identification key and descriptions, providing much needed tools for accurate species identification Provides an extensive sets of illustrations for all species

Succulent Flora of Southern Africa Book

Succulent Flora of Southern Africa


  • Author : Doreen Court
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2000-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN 10 : 9058093239

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Succulent Flora of Southern Africa Excerpt :

This practical guide describes the stage by stage development of a new method for predicting the penetration rate (PR) and the advance rate (AR) for tunnel boring machines based on an expanded version of the Q-value, Qtbm.The book also looks at logging methods and tunnel support design.

CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants Book
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CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants


  • Author : Umberto Quattrocchi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 3960
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482250640

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CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants Excerpt :

"Following on the successes of two previous dictionary projects, the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically important plants.... He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold." —From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University and Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts The CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology provides the starting point for better access to data on plants used around the world in medicine, food, and cultural practices. The material found in the five volumes has been painstakingly gathered from papers of general interest, reports and records, taxonomic revisions, field studies, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It includes sources available at various natural history libraries, floras and standard flora works, local floras and local histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Much more than a dictionary, the book provides the names of thousands of genera and species of economically important plants, concise summaries of plant properties, and appropriate observations about medicinal uses. Drawing from a tremendous range of primary and secondary sources, it is an indispensable time-saving guide for all those involved with botany, herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and natural product chemistry, and agriculture.

International Poisonous Plants Checklist Book
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International Poisonous Plants Checklist


  • Author : D. Jesse Wagstaff
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-07-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1420062530

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International Poisonous Plants Checklist Excerpt :

Knowledge of plant toxicity has always been important, but the information has not always been reliable. Now, increasing international trade is drawing attention to the inadequacy of regional information and highlighting the geographical fragmentation and notorious discrepancies of thinly documented information. The international community of safety regulators, toxicologists, and poison control personnel requires a single reference compiled of verifiable, primary source reports of common poisonous plants. Intended for just that purpose, International Poisonous Plant Checklist: An Evidence-Based Reference successfully addresses the deficiencies and gaps in the current literature. Using accepted botanic names, the book defines the known set of toxic vascular plants. The use of botanic names satisfies the need for an international standard of identity to support worldwide communication and commerce. Also, taxonomy based on common ancestry and genetic connections provides a rational basis for studying and using plant relationships. The author supports toxicity information with references to the primary literature. Each entry includes referenced citations supporting the toxicity of the plant, symptoms and circumstances of toxic exposure, dosage and potency, chemical analysis, botany, pharmacology, mechanism and metabolism, and control. Finally, the book cross-references selected synonyms and common names. The checklist is organized alphabetically with two types of entries. The main entry documents the toxic plants themselves and a secondary entry lists selected synonyms and common names cross-referenced to the main entries. Including virtually all common animal feed plants, human food plants, and many plants that are sources of herbal products and dietary supplements, tonics, and therapeutic agents, this timely checklist compiles and verifies the known data on toxic vascular plants from around the world.

Bradleya Book

Bradleya


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Cactus
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053353242

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Flora of Tropical East Africa   Crassulaceae  1987  Book

Flora of Tropical East Africa Crassulaceae 1987


  • Author : G. E. Wickens
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 1987-06-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9061913314

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Flora of Tropical East Africa Crassulaceae 1987 Excerpt :

Flora of Tropical East Africa - Crassulaceae (1987) was prepared at the Royal Botanic Gardens/Kew with the assistance from the East African Herbarium. Crassulaceae can be annual, biennal or perennial herbs, rarely small shrubs, and usually succulent with leaves opposite or alternate.

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants  Crassulaceae Book

Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Crassulaceae


  • Author : Urs Eggli
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642558740

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Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Crassulaceae Excerpt :

The present volume covering the Crassulaceae marks the completion of the successful handbook series that presents a complete coverage of the so-called "other" succulents, i.e. of all taxa of suc culent plants with the exception of the Cactaceae. It is with pride that this volume is now put before the public. Together with its predecessors, it is the fruit of a truly international project. Not only does the present volume constitute the first complete synopsis of the large and horticulturally important family Crassulaceae published since the treatment by Berger (1930), but the handbook series as a whole is a landmark in succulent plant literature. The history of the project that eventually led to the publication of the present handbook series was outlined in the Preface to the Monocotyledons Volume, published in the summer of 2001. A short summary of its history will therefore suffice. Handbooks devoted to succulent plants (including cacti) have a long-standing tradition. First treatments covering the family Cactaceae were already published in the 19th century, but the first handbook dealing with the so-called "other succulents", authored by Hermann Jacobsen, was only published in 1954 - 1955, then called "Handbuch der sukkulenten Pflanzen". A revised and en larged English edition was published in 1959 and was repeatedly reprinted subsequently.

Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa Book

Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa


  • Author : Braam van Wyk
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House South Africa
  • Release Date : 2015-12-03
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781775843511

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Pocket Guide to Wildflowers of South Africa Excerpt :

Pocket Guide: Wild Flowers of South Africa covers some 260 flowers representing all of the region’s major vegetation types: Accounts are conveniently organised by flower colour. Key ID features are supplied for each flower, as well as interesting facts. A photograph and distribution map accompany each species. Includes common and conspicuous plants as well as some alien species that are naturalized in the region. This book showcases some of the region’s diverse, strikingly beautiful floral splendours.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition Book

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition


  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466571983

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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition Excerpt :

With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

Biodiversity  Natural Products and Cancer Treatment Book

Biodiversity Natural Products and Cancer Treatment


  • Author : Victor Kuete
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814583527

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Biodiversity Natural Products and Cancer Treatment Excerpt :

This book is the first of its kind in bringing together biodiversity, chemical ecology, phytochemistry and cancer therapy. The highlight of the book is an exhaustive compilation of scientific data on biodiversity of medicinal plants, biodiversity and metagenomics, chemical ecology of medicinal plants, chemical ecology of marine organisms, natural products from terrestrial microbial organisms with activity towards cancer cells, marine organisms, ethnopharmacology and phytotherapy, contribution of African flora in world fight against cancer, natural products derived from terrestrial plants with activity towards cancer cells and established anticancer drugs from natural origin. The book discusses the state-of-the-art of each topic to serve as reference resource tools for graduate students as well as scientists and scholars in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, ethnomedicine and ethnopharmacology, complementary and alternative medicine, medical and public health sciences and others. It includes cutting-edge developments in anticancer discovery from both medicinal plants and organisms. Contents:Biodiversity of Medicinal Plants (Kirsten Yacoub, Katharina Cibis and Corinna Risch)Biodiversity and Metagenomics (Eva-Maria Surmann and Thomas Efferth)Chemical Ecology of Medicinal Plants (Christian Kersten, Stephanie Lenz and Janina Wich)Chemical Ecology of Marine Organisms (André Antunes and Thomas Efferth)Natural Products from Terrestrial Microbial Organisms with Cytotoxic Cell Cycle Inhibitors (Theresa Dreis, Caroline Gartner, Julia Krebs and Mathias Schneider)Marine Compounds (Jennifer Honek and Thomas Efferth)Ethnopharmacology and Phytotherapy (Ariane Löhnert, Susanne Löhnert, Viktoriya Mogilevskaya and Sandra Schick)Contribution of African Flora in a Global Fight Against Cancer (Victor Kuete and Thomas Efferth)Natural Products Derived from Terrestrial Plants with Activity Towards Cancer Cells (Sonia

Flowering Plants  Eudicots Book

Flowering Plants Eudicots


  • Author : Klaus Kubitzki
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 509
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540322191

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Flowering Plants Eudicots Excerpt :

In this volume treatments are offered for 52 families containing 432 genera belonging to 13 eudicot orders, many of which have recently been newly designed; four families remain unassigned to order. Emphasis is on the early-diverging eudicots and basal core eudicots. The wealth of information contained in this volume will make it an important source of reference for both the scholar and the practitioner in the fields of pure and applied plant sciences.

Toxic Plants and Other Natural Toxicants Book

Toxic Plants and Other Natural Toxicants


  • Author : Tam Garland
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN 10 : 9780851992631

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Toxic Plants and Other Natural Toxicants Excerpt :

Toxic plants and other natural toxicants have a variety of roles in the fields of human health, medical research and the production of safe food and also represent an economic problem in terms of animal health and crop production. Estimates of economic impact on livestock have ranged in the millions of dollars in countries such as Australia and the United States. This book brings together applied and fundamental research from botanists, chemists, biochemists, agricultural scientists, veterinarians and physicians and advice from regulatory bodies. It consists of more than 100 edited papers from the Fifth International Symposium on Poisonous Plants, held in Texas in May 1997. All aspects of poisonous plants, mycotoxicoses and herbal intoxications are covered. Their adverse effects are described, such as fatalities, reduced or failed reproduction, fetotoxicity, spontaneous abortions, deformities, reduced productivity and organ-specific toxicity. Methods of detection, isolation and identification of the chemical compounds responsible are included. The biochemistry of the plant-associated toxins and elucidation of their mechanism of action is investigated, including the protocols for management or eradication, immunization programs, behaviour modification, withholding periods for metabolic detoxification, regulatory advice concerning human usage of natural products and advice concerning toxin-residue in agricultural produce. The development of non-toxic strains of plants for use as fodder is also discussed. This book is essential reading for toxicologists concerned with animal and human health, food industry regulators and plant scientists.

Figs of Southern   South central Africa Book

Figs of Southern South central Africa


  • Author : John Eric Burrows
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Ficus (Plants)
  • Pages : 379
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119396286

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Figs of Southern South central Africa Excerpt :

Detailed information on the 48 native figs (Ficus) of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi.

Regions of Floristic Endemism in Southern Africa Book

Regions of Floristic Endemism in Southern Africa


  • Author : Braam Van Wyk
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Endemic plants
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105025954293

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Regions of Floristic Endemism in Southern Africa Excerpt :

The floristic diversity in southern Africa is not only one of the region's greatest natural assets, but also one of the botanical wonders of the world. Here, South of the Cunene-Zambezi rivers, more than 10% of all vascular plants (over 30,000 species), including more than 46% of all succulents, are found on about 2.5% of the world's land surface area. Moreover, at least 60% of these species are strictly confined (endemic) to the region.