The ethno-ecological assessment of Cassia abbreviata Oliv. at Matsa village, Limpopo province, South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Tshisikhawe, M. P.
dc.contributor.advisor Magwede, K.
dc.contributor.author Rasekgala, Mokgadi Thelma
dc.date 2018
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-25T14:42:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-25T14:42:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11602/1090
dc.description MSc (Botany)
dc.description Department of Botany
dc.description.abstract Since time immemorial plants have traditionally been used for various purposes in many parts of the world including Vhembe district, Limpopo province of South Africa. The use of C. abbreviata plants at Matsa village of Vhembe district also contributes significantly to the livelihood of the community. However, little work has been made in the past to properly document and promote the knowledge. The purpose of the present study was to record and analyse the ethnobotanical knowledge of C. abbreviata within the people of Matsa village around Nzhelele in Vhembe district. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered on 50 informants from different households selected randomly to gather data regarding the local name of C. abbreviata, the uses and its availability. Significantly higher number of medicinal use was reported by elderly people including both men and women as compared to middle-aged, younger people. Other use categories included firewood, furniture and joinery production and shade for people in the area. Awareness on the importance of the species should therefore be created amongst the people, especially the young ones. Understanding the ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous species within an area is crucial towards development of its management plan.
dc.description.sponsorship NRF en_US
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (x, 64 leaves : color illustrations, color maps)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights University of Venda
dc.subject Cassia abbreviata en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotanical en_US
dc.subject Ethnoecological en_US
dc.subject Medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject.ddc 581.6340968257
dc.subject.lcsh Trees -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Medicinal plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Herbals -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Plants -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Botany, Medical -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Plants, Useful -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnobotany -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.subject.lcsh Human - plant relationships -- South Africa -- Limpopo
dc.title The ethno-ecological assessment of Cassia abbreviata Oliv. at Matsa village, Limpopo province, South Africa en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US

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