A check-list of indigenous trees and shrubs of Bura, Tana river district, Kenya with Malakote, Orma and Somali names

  • FN Gachathi Kenya Forestry Research Institute, PO Box 20412, Nairobi, Kenya
  • SG Johannson University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Ecology Viikin Koetila 20, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
  • GM Alakoski-Johansson University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Ecology Viikin Koetila 20, FIN-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland

Abstract



This paper presents a case study on using a ethno-botanical approach of compiling plant taxonomy data. Introductory chapters deal with the study area in the semi-arid eastern part of Kenya, describing its physical characteristics and the various vegetation types. A check-list is presented of all woody plants found in the area. The plants are arranged alphabetically by their scientific names. Local vernacular names in the Malakote (also known as the IIwana), Orma and Somali languages are included in the check-list. In addition, a separate list is presented with the vernacular names arranged alphabetically.

Journal of East African Natural History Vol. 83 (2) 1994: pp. 117-141
Published
2006-10-10
Section
Articles

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