A Review on Yellow Peeling Plane (Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.): A Critically Endangered Endemic Plant Species

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dc.contributor.author Tiawoun, M. A. P.
dc.contributor.author Tshisikhawe, M. P.
dc.contributor.author Gwata, E. T.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-30T19:50:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-30T19:50:35Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-06
dc.identifier.issn 2347-565x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1300
dc.description Department of Botany
dc.description Department of Plant Production
dc.description.abstract Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv. is among the most popular and frequently used tree species in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province of South Africa. However, the increasing illegal overexploitation coupled with the reproductive inefficiency have caused a severe depletion of this plant population bringing the species on the verge of extinction. B. zanguebarica, commonly known as “yellow peeling plane” and locally known as “Mutavhatsindi” is an important tree usually used both for medicinal and magico religious purposes in the region. This most sought after species is a critically endangered species with its distribution in South Africa restricted to Thengwe village in Vhembe District municipality. It is therefore crucial to develop various propagation protocols in order to increase the availability of this species and expand its distribution area in the region. Despite therisk of extinction and the multipurpose uses, there is a lack of scientific knowledge about many aspects of this plant species. This study revealed that mostly bark is being collected for medicinal use. The aim of the current study was to compile up-to-date scientific information about this critically endangered plant species to promote its conservation. In view of the importance of conservation of such a red-listed plant species, the present review focused on various aspects necessary in strengthening its conservation strategies. en_US
dc.description.uri DOI: 10.9734/ARRB/2018/4487
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Brackenridgea zanguebarica en_US
dc.subject Conservation en_US
dc.subject Critically endangered plant en_US
dc.subject Endemic plant en_US
dc.subject Vhembe District en_US
dc.title A Review on Yellow Peeling Plane (Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.): A Critically Endangered Endemic Plant Species en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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