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Wildflowers, Waterplants & Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari

ISBN 
9780986992681
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R200.00
Published 
November 2013
About the book: 
This handy, easy-to-use guide book for tour guides, tourists and students details 322 plant species – all the common herbaceous (non-woody) plants of the Okavango Delta, Chobe, Makgadikgadi pans and the Kalahari.
 
The grasses are placed in their own section, but the rest of the book is arranged by flower colour. A separate 'quick reference' to water plants aids identification.
 
English, Setswana and Afrikaans common names are provided where available. The book details medicinal, food and other uses; also included are plant-related superstitions, toxicity, associated insects and other interesting facts. The uses are listed alphabetically at the back, serving as a kind of 'survival guide' in the bush.
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About the Author

Veronica Roodt has a B.Sc in Botany and Zoology and a B.Sc (Hons.) in animal physiology. For many years she has conducted research on wildlife, plants and their uses from her base in a tented bush camp in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. She is the author of a number of books and maps.

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