The Baobabs: Pachycauls of Africa, Madagascar and Australia by Gerald E. Wickens;Pat Lowe PDF

By Gerald E. Wickens;Pat Lowe

ISBN-10: 1402064306

ISBN-13: 9781402064302

ISBN-10: 1402064314

ISBN-13: 9781402064319

ISBN-10: 2007936305

ISBN-13: 9782007936308

This is the single accomplished account of all 8 species within the genus Adansonia. It describes the ancient heritage from the overdue Roman interval to the current. It covers the intense number of fiscal makes use of of baobabs, recognized timber, people traditions and mythology, paintings institutions, existence cycle, usual heritage, cultivation, conservation, distribution and ecology, and phytogeography. There also are appendices on vernacular names, gazetteer, economics, meals and woodland mensuration.

This publication fills a spot within the botanical literature. It bargains with a genus that has interested and intrigued scientists and lay people for hundreds of years. it's going to entice scientists and teachers in addition to tropical horticulturalists, conservationists and common curiosity readers. It comprises the entire to be had clinical information regarding all the 8 species, and encompasses a good buy of unique learn at the background, ethnobotany and biology of the genus. there's even a bankruptcy dedicated to components the place additional examine is required.

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1 Adansonia digitata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Malagasy Baobabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Adansonia gregorii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Vegetative Propagation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Aftercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Transplanting . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 Water Storage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Madagascar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Shelter and Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Flush Toilets . . . . . . . . .

1 The Exploration of Africa 7 The year 1445, cited by Azurara, is noteworthy because 1444 was the date of the discovery of Cape Verde by Denis Diaz. There was certainly a baobab on the Îles de la Madeleine that bore a number of inscriptions dating from before 1500, to which Thevet and Adanson’s companions added their own names, in 1555 and 1749 respectively, while Adanson contented himself with renewing two of the names. The Îlot Sarpan, commonly misnamed Île aux Serpents, is the only accessible island, and despite searches by Théodore Monod in 1938 and 1943, no trace of that particular baobab has been found (Mauny 1961).

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