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Sesotho names for exotic and indigenous edible plants in southern Africa

A. Moteetee, B-E. van Wyk
Bothalia | Vol 36, No 1 | a328 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v36i1.328 | © 2006 A. Moteetee, B-E. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 August 2006 | Published: 20 August 2006

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A. Moteetee, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
B-E. van Wyk, Department of Botany and Plant Biotechnology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

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Abstract

A comprehensive checklist of Sesotho names of both indigenous and exotic food plants is presented, based on a literature survey and the first author's experience. The list includes the scientific names. English common names and parts of the plant that are used. Where possible, the origin or meaning of the Sesotho names is given. Exotic edible plants for which the English common names are in general use have been excluded. The list includes 164 indigenous and 39 names of exotic species.


Keywords

edible plants; exotic plants; indigenous plants; Sesotho. southern Africa

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