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R 685
The lycopods and ferns of the Drakensberg and Lesotho is the most comprehensive account of the native and naturalised lycopod and fern species occurring in the Drakensberg and Lesotho region.
Introductory chapters provide insights into the ecology, structure and classification of living ferns and lycopods and their extinct relatives.
The chapter on species description provide detailed descriptions, distribution maps and full colour illustrations for all 117 species recorded in the region.
Close-up photographs of spores and frond details aid the critical identification of each species.
With a history reaching back into the ancient past, ferns and lycopods are the surviving representatives of a formerly rich and exotic world of plants that remains largely unknown to naturalists and botanists alike.

Written by a world authority on the group, this book is essential reading for all those interested in learning more about these remarkable plants with their fascinating past.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-04-01
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9781920217525

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 630
Medicinal plants and plant-derived medicine are widely used in traditional cultures all over the world and they are becoming increasingly popular in modern society as natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As more and more natural remedies are being commercialised, there is a need for a user-friendly reference guide to the plants and their products.

The book gives the reader a bird's eye view of more than 350 of the best-known medicinal plants of the world and their uses, in a compact, colourful and scientifically accurate reference text. It provides quick answers to the most obvious questions: Where does this plant originate? What does it look like? In which culture is it traditionally used? What is it used for? Which chemical compounds does it contain? How safe is it? What is known about its pharmacological activity? What evidence is there that it is effective?

The authors also provide short overviews of the various health conditions for which medicinal plants are used and the active compounds (secondary metabolites) found in the plants and their modes of actions.

Format: Hard cover - 240 x 168 mm
Extent: 520 pages
Text: approx. 180 000 words
Images: over 800 full-colour images
Publikasiedatum: 2017-07-01
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9781485306801

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 570
Common names of Angolan plants presents an updated and expanded catalogue of several thousand common names recorded for the indigenous and exotic floristic riches of Angola. Separate alphabetical lists of common names and accepted scientific names are provided and reference is made to the synonyms under which they were recorded. Where known, the languages are given throughout. The book provides biodiversity specialists and researchers in a broad spectrum of scientific and other endeavours, linguists, students and other stakeholders with the basic information on the common names of Angolan plants that has been unavailable for a long time. It represents a further critically important step towards assembling the knowledge of the flora of the country into a single, modern, easily accessible and scientifically sound framework.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Estrela Figueiredo an Gideon F. Smith are both Honorary Professors in the Department of Botany at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth and research associates at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. Estrela has a keen interest in the African flora, the succulant flora of the world and sustainable gardering and Gideon is one of the most productive authors on Old and New World succulents.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781770079120

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 530
Hierdie omvattend uitgebreide, hersiene uitgawe van die beste verkoper onder boom-veldgidse vir die streek bied veel meer as die hoogs suksesvolle eerste uitgawe. Volledig bygewerkte teks (insluitend bykomende spesie-inskrywings) en verspreidingskaarte, talle nuwe foto's en 'n nuwe seksie van 87 bladsye met foto's van die hele boom maak dié gewilde gids nog meer noodsaaklik in die veld.

Suider-Afrika het 'n ryk verskeidenheid bome, met sowat 2 100 inheemse en meer as 100 genaturaliseerde uitheemse spesies. Veldgids tot bome van Suider-Afrika beskryf en illustreer meer as 1 000 hiervan, met die klem op die algemeenste bome en dié wat waarskynlik die meeste teëgekom word. Spesies is op grond van maklik waarneembare blaar- en stingelkenmerke logies in 43 groepe gerangskik, elke inskrywing met volkleurfoto's van die diagnostiese dele van die plant. Praktiese gebruike van die plante word ook genoem.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-07-01
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9781770079113

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 530
This comprehensively updated and expanded edition of the region's best-selling field guide to trees offers much, much more than the highly successful first edition. Fully updated text (including additional species entries) and distribution maps, numerous new photographs and a new 87-page section of full-tree photographs makes this well-loved guide even more indispensable in the field.

Southern Africa has a rich variety of tree species, with an estimated 2 100 indigenous species and more than 100 naturalised aliens. Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa describes and illustrates more than 1 000 of these, focusing on trees that are the most common and most likely to be encountered. Species are logically arranged in 43 groups based on easy-to-observe leaf and stem features, and each account is illustrated by full-colour photographs of the plant's diagnostic parts. The text also touches on the practical uses of the plants.
Publikasiedatum: 2013-07-01
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9781875093304

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R 525
Poisonous Plants of South Africa is a comprehensive guide to the most commonly occurring poisonous plants in South Africa. The book includes:

Detailed species descriptions of 135 poisonous plants including a description of the plant, type of toxin, potential toxicity of the plant, importance in human or livestock poisoning and poisonous ingredients and pharmacological effects.
Distribution maps for poisonous plants that occur in the wild.
More than 450 colour photographs.
Introductory chapters on human and animal poisoning, first aid treatment, methods of testing for toxicity, extraction and isolation of toxins and poisonous principles and their effects.
Plant lists according to class of toxin and type of livestock poisoning as well as a useful checklist of poisonous plants and a glossary of medical terms.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-03-01
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9781770093751

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R 495
This is a complete guide to every tree and woody shrub indigenous to the province of Mpumalanga and the entire Kruger National Park. Designed for use by beginner tree enthusiasts and the seasoned botanist, this title is unique in that it illustrates many woody plants which have previously been considered too small for inclusion in other tree guides but which are, in reality, dwarf trees. More than 95 species of trees and shrubs, each provided with one or more clear colour photographs, a line drawingof the leaf, and a distribution map which indicates where the plant occurs within Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. This is the definitive tree guide for the Lowveld, the Escarpment and the eastern Highveld.
Publikasiedatum: 2007-07-20
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9781775846086

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R 480
Fully updated and expanded, this third edition of the top-selling Field Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs of East Africa now features more than 520 of the trees and shrubs - indigenous and naturalized exotics - commonly found in the region.

Each of the four sections - trees, shrubs, palms and mangroves - is arranged in alphabetical order according to scientifi c name. The book features:
An informative introduction to families.
Species accounts describing the plants' habitat, bark, leaves, fl owers and fruit.
General and commercial applications and uses in traditional medicine.
Almost 2,000 photographs depicting the species, its fruit, fl owers and bark.
Glossaries, both textual and illustrated, of botanical and medical terms.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-02-28
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9781775846765

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 480
South Africa's varied landscape is home to some 19,000 shrubs and herbs, a large number of which bear flowers of intricate and often stunning beauty. This field guide covers more than 1,100 species, focusing on the most common, conspicuous and 'showy' plants of the region. It offers easy-to-use keys for identifying plant families, species descriptions with vivid photographs, distribution maps and indication of flowering season. It will enable flower enthusiasts to accurately identify flowering plants encountered across South Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-01-31
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9781775845904

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

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R 480
Series: Field Guides
Field Guide to Fynbos features over 1,000 species from the Cape Floristic Region - home to one of the world's richest floras. This fully updated edition focuses on the most common and 'showy' plants.

An introduction unpacks the world of fynbos - including origins, diversity, climate and adaptations - and is followed by a photographic key and descriptions of the fynbos families. Species descriptions are accompanied by photographs, distribution maps, comparisons with similar species, and notes on traditional uses.

For botanists and amateurs alike, this will remain an indispensable guide to South Africa's most renowned flora.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-05-30
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9781775843672

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 480
Southern Africa is the natural home of the richest and most diverse succulent flora in the world. These plants come in all shapes and sizes, from trees such as the baobab at more than 20 m tall, to miniature soil huggers, just a few millimetres high, which mimic their pebble-desert surroundings.

This user-friendly, richly illustrated field guide features more than 700 southern African succulents, focusing on the most interesting and commonly encountered species. An introduction to families and their key features will help readers identify the relevant plant group, while concise accounts describing the plants' diagnostic features, along with distribution maps, will enable quick ID of species.

More than just an ID guide for plant lovers, this book will inspire gardeners who are turning to indigenous, low-maintenance and waterwise plants for cultivation.
Publikasiedatum: 2017-06-01
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9781775844839

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Illustreerder: Herbert Starker
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 480
Orchids of South Africa is the first field guide to local orchids to be published in over 30 years, and presents the more than 450 orchid species found in the region, including Lesotho and Swaziland.

A comprehensive roundup of orchids in their natural habitat, the book features:
multiple photos for each species
distribution maps
flowering time-bars
succinct text, enabling sure identification of these fascinating plants.
An illustrated introduction discusses orchid structure, ecology and conservation status.

Informative, colourful and easy-to-use, Orchids of South Africa is the authoritative update enthusiasts have been waiting for.
Publikasiedatum: 2016-03-01
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9781775841319

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 480
Namaqualand is justifiably famous for the floral wonderland it becomes in spring, when seas of bright flowers carpet the land. Astonishingly, the carpet comprises some 3,800 species, of which 28% are endemic. This book introduces nearly 600 species, highlighting those most commonly found, most conspicuous, spectacular or interesting, as well as endemics. An introduction touches on the species selection for the book, the climatic and topographical subregions within Namaqualand, plant names and uses, and conservation issues. The concise species descriptions also give seed and fruit details, uses, local growing conditions and flowering times, along with beautiful full-colour photographs. This is a must-have guide for visitors to Namaqualand, or for anyone interested in the wild flowers of southern Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2015-05-15
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9781920217716

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R 455
People's Plants is a scientific review of all of the most important useful plants of southern Africa. It remains the first and only fully illustrated ethnobotanical reference source for southern Africa. In this expanded and updated second edition, traditional and contemporary uses of more than 700 plants are described and illustrated in 20 chapters, each dealing with a specific category of plant use:
FOODS & DRINKS - (1) Cereals, (2) Seeds & nuts, (3) Fruits & berries, (4) Vegetables, (5) Roots, bulbs & tubers, and (6) Beverages.
HEALTH & BEAUTY - (7) General medicines, (8) Tonic plants, (9) Mind & mood plants, (10) Women's health, (11) Wounds, burns & skin conditions, (12) Dental care, (13) Perfumes & repellents, and (14) Soap plants and cosmetics.
SKILLS & CRAFTS - (15) Hunting & fishing, (16) Dyes and tans, (17) Utility timbers, (18) Fire-making and firewood, (19) Basketry, weaving & ropes, (20) Thatching, mats & brooms.

This fascinating book is a must for anyone interested in useful plants, new crop plants, medicinal plants, new product development, ecotourism, rural development, traditional crafts, African culture, ethnobotany and botany in general.
Publikasiedatum: 2018-01-15
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9781920217839

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Plante / Plants

Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction  -  Plante / Plants
R 450
Agricultural production is under threat from both indigenous and alien weeds and our entire ecosystem is now being seriously threatened by these alien, invasive species. Awareness of these weeds, the regulations involved and possible control measures are now critical factors. Things change in time, more weeds appear and the scope of this edition is extended up into more central Africa.
Publikasiedatum: 2019-06-10

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