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Micropropagation of Brunsvigia undulata F.M. Leight.
Many South African medicinal plants face the threat of over-collection for use in traditional medicines. Many bulbous plants suffer as the whole plant is removed from the wild so that the bulb may be used for medicine. ...
Breeding systems of some cold tolerant eucalyptus species.
Seasonal flowering times for Eucalyptus nitens, E. dunnii, E. smithii, E. macarthurii and E. grandis were evaluated in clonal grafted orchards located at the Shaw Research Centre (SRC) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. ...
An investigation of the medicinal properties of Siphonochilus aethiopicus.
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt (Zingiberaceae), commonly known as wild ginger, is a highly sought after plant for use in traditional medicine in South Africa. Over-exploitation of this medicinal plant has ...
Evaluation of plants used in African traditional medicine for asthma and related conditions.
Traditional medicine is a form of discipline that has been applied within most South African societies with the objective of enhancing the physical and psychological health system in the country. Asthma is a complex ...
Cytokinins and the germination of Tagetes minuta L.
Tagetes minuta L. is a weedy herb that has been a rich source of fragrant oils, used as in the perfume and flavour industry. T. minuta achenes germinate erratically under field conditions. However, at the optimal germination ...
Factors influencing controlled pollination of Pinus patula.
A study of factors contributing to successful controlled pollinations of Pinus patula Scheide et Deppe was undertaken. The pollen morphology of P. patula, P. oocarpa, P. greggii, P. elliottii, P. tecunumanii, P. caribaea ...
Micropropagation and acclimatization of Aloe polyphylla and Platycerium bifurcatum.
Shoot cultures of Aloe polyphylla were initiated from young shoot explants of in vitro grown plants. The basal medium was MS medium (MURASHIGE and SKOOG, 1962), supplemented with 100 mgl ¯¹ myo-inositol, and 30 gl ¯¹ ...
Micropropagation of three Brachystelma species and investigations of their phytochemical content and antioxidant activity.
Local communities in most African countries possess a wealth of knowledge on the uses of plants in the environment. Documentation of this knowledge is not a common practice among these communities and therefore the knowledge ...
In vitro conservation of endangered Dierama species.
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Enhancing phenolic compound production in medicinal plants.
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