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Introducing New Wild Flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari

Wild flowers, waterplants and grasses of the Okavango Delta and KalahariNew from Struik Nature: New Wild Flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari by Veronica Roodt

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.

About the Author

Veronica Roodt studied life sciences and the medicinal and nutritional uses of plants. She lived for many years in Namibia and Botswana and has spent much time in East Africa, exploring, recording, photographing and mapping the regions. She has published 10 books and 11 tourist maps, and has more in the pipeline.

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