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dc.contributor.author Bitariho, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.author Mosango, Mbokuyo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-21 en_US
dc.date.available 2007-06-21 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bitariho R, Mosango M. 2005. Abundance, distribution, utilisation and conservation of Sinarundinaria alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks, South West Uganda. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 3:191-200. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/170 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sinarundinaria alpina (Schumann) C.S. Chao & Renvoise, a tropical African montane bamboo, is heavily used by local communities for household items such as granaries, baskets, ropes and trays. This article presents the results of a study carried out on the abundance, distribution and utilisation of S. alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks. Both in-forest and household surveys were used to collect the data. It was found that canopy tree cover plays a role in the distribution of the species. Bamboo abundance and thickness decreased with increasing forest canopy cover from the homogenous bamboo forest type to the mixed bamboo forest types. Bamboo rhizomes are harvested from the two parks for on-farm planting. We conclude with suggestions for conservation of the species. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.title Abundance, Distribution, Utilisation and Conservation of Sinarundinaria alpina in Bwindi and Mgahinga Forest National Parks, South West Uganda en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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