Articles by Keyword: Medicinal Plant

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  1. Morphology and ultrastructure of glandular and nonglandular trichomes on the leaves of <em>Athrixia phylicoides</em> (Asteraceae)

    Morphology and ultrastructure of glandular and nonglandular trichomes on the leaves of <em>Athrixia phylicoides</em> (Asteraceae)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    Athrixia phylicoides is one of many plants from the Asteraceae family used as a traditional herbal medicine. Pharmacological evaluation of leaf extracts confirmed that the plant has anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, narcotic and analgesic properties. The medicinal properties of plants are often...
  2. Toward sustainable harvesting of Africa's largest medicinal plant export (<em>Prunus africana</em>): a case study in Tanzania

    Toward sustainable harvesting of Africa's largest medicinal plant export (<em>Prunus africana</em>): a case study in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science
    Global demand for treating prostate disorders with Prunus africana bark extract has made P. africana Africa's largest medicinal plant export. Unsustainable harvesting practices can lead to local extirpations of this multipurpose tree. Survey research targeting P. africana harvesters in a...
  3. Propagation of <em>Hypoxis hemerocallidea</em> by inducing corm buds

    Propagation of <em>Hypoxis hemerocallidea</em> by inducing corm buds

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Journal of Plant and Soil
    African potato is facing rapid decline of wild populations due to large-scale harvesting, necessitating efficient means of propagation. Propagation of African potato is difficult due to seed dormancy and the species does not naturally propagate easily from corms. This study...
  4. The Blackwood Group System: its relevance for sustainable forest management in the southern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Forestry Journal
    The invasion status of Australian blackwood, Acacia melanoxylon, is assessed against its value as a commercial tree in the southern Cape forests. The species was introduced from Australian rain forests and planted extensively in the southern Cape forests since 1909...
  5. Optimising stocking rate under commercial and subsistence pastoralism <em>optimisering van veelading by kommersiele en bestaansveeboerdery</em>

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Hopes for a single criterion of overstocking are forlorn. Livestock may be kept for any of many purposes, and the stocking rate optimal for one is not necessarily so for another. Conflicts might be resolved by (1) recognising the likely...
  6. Effect of continuous grazing in the dohne sourveld on species composition and basal cover

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    In a grazing trial conducted at the Dohne Agricultural Research Station, natural grassland was grazed continuously for 36 years with cattle. In a second investigation conducted on similar grassland, paddocks were grazed or rested, in all combinations of the four...
  7. Influence of climatic and edaphic factors on the distribution of <em>eragrostis lehmanniana</em> nees in Arizona, USA

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Lehmann lovegrass (Eragrostis lehmanniana Nees) was introduced into Arizona, USA, from South Africa in 1932 and has since been sown throughout the southwestern USA and Northern Mexico. The species is well adapted in southeastern Arizona where it has been sown...
  8. Yield and morphological responses of a forage sorghum to mefluidide

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Due to rapid growth, stem build‐up in forage sorghum crops often leads to considerable wastage by animals and consequent loss of production. In this study the potential of the chemical plant growth regulator, mefluidide, for modifying the morphology of forage...
  9. Tegniek vir die bepaling van die hoeveelheid staande droë benutbare materiaal in sentrale hoër karooveld

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    Die hoeveelheid benutbare materiaal (kg. ha‐1) word bereken vanaf die aantal plante per hektaar en die gemiddelde droë materiaal opbrengs per plant op ‘n 40 persent snoeibasis. Die kroonverspreidingspersentasie en kroondeursnit afmetings van die spesies word gebruik in die berekening...
  10. The effect of seeding rate and weed control on the establishment of Rhodes grass in the Eastern Cape

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa
    The effect of four seeding rates (3; 6; 12 and 24 kg/ha), four methods of weed control (nil, mowing, 4 l/ha of 2,4‐D amine and hand weeding) and two times of cutting (late boot stage and end of season) on...