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An Ethnobotanical Study of the Swamp Wetland Vegetation of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Mulei, Josephine
dc.contributor.author Otieno, Donald
dc.contributor.author Onkware, Augostino
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-09T02:02:43Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-09T02:02:43Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Mulei, J., Otieno, D., Onkware, A. 2014. An Ethnobotanical Study of the Swamp Wetland Vegetation of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 12: 315-324.
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/34003
dc.description.abstract Ethnobotanical knowledge associated with wetland plants in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, was assessed and documented. Data on the uses of plants, their local names, and parts used were collected through semi-structured interviews. Fifty wild plant species distributed across 45 genera and 23 families were cited as having traditional uses in the area. Of these, 26 were used as fodder, 14 as medicine, 12 as firewood, 9 as food, and 11 for construction. Some, like Cyperus papyrus L. and Acacia seyal Delile, had multiple uses. Thirty-one plants (62%) of the total recorded were herbs, 13 (26%) shrubs, 3 (6%) trees, and 3 (6%) climbers. Various plant parts were used for different purposes. Medicinal plants were useful in treating a total of 19 ailments and had various methods of preparation.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa
dc.title An Ethnobotanical Study of the Swamp Wetland Vegetation of Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
dc.type Article
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local.identifier.alturi http://lib-ojs3.lib.sfu.ca:8114/index.php/era/article/view/872
Appears in Collections: 2014 - Volume 12 : Ethnobotany Research and Applications


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