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Succulent and xerophytic plants used by the Topnaar of Namibia

Patrick Van Damme UGent and Veerle Van Den Eynden (2000) HASELTONIA. p.53-62
abstract
The Topnaar (formerly known as Hottentots) of the Namib Desert are still mostly hunter-gatherers. They have learned to appreciate and utilize more than a hundred of the nearly 450 plant species occurring in their area of the desert. Of these, 18 are either succulents or xerophytes belonging to ten families of angiosperms, with the Asclepiadaceae (with five species) being best represented. The Topnaar's staple food is derived from the fruits of Acanthosicyos horridus, a leafless cucurbit with green stems and fierce spines. The paper summarizes the various uses of the 18 species studied during ethnobotanical field research in 1992.
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
journal title
HASELTONIA
Haseltonia
issue
7
pages
53 - 62
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000089683500007
ISSN
1070-0048
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
172633
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-172633
date created
2004-01-14 13:40:00
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:38:09
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  abstract     = {The Topnaar (formerly known as Hottentots) of the Namib Desert are still mostly hunter-gatherers. They have learned to appreciate and utilize more than a hundred of the nearly 450 plant species occurring in their area of the desert. Of these, 18 are either succulents or xerophytes belonging to ten families of angiosperms, with the Asclepiadaceae (with five species) being best represented. The Topnaar's staple food is derived from the fruits of Acanthosicyos horridus, a leafless cucurbit with green stems and fierce spines. The paper summarizes the various uses of the 18 species studied during ethnobotanical field research in 1992.},
  author       = {Van Damme, Patrick and Van Den Eynden, Veerle},
  issn         = {1070-0048},
  journal      = {HASELTONIA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {53--62},
  title        = {Succulent and xerophytic plants used by the Topnaar of Namibia},
  year         = {2000},
}

Chicago
Van Damme, Patrick, and Veerle Van Den Eynden. 2000. “Succulent and Xerophytic Plants Used by the Topnaar of Namibia.” Haseltonia (7): 53–62.
APA
Van Damme, Patrick, & Van Den Eynden, V. (2000). Succulent and xerophytic plants used by the Topnaar of Namibia. HASELTONIA, (7), 53–62.
Vancouver
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Van Damme P, Van Den Eynden V. Succulent and xerophytic plants used by the Topnaar of Namibia. HASELTONIA. 2000;(7):53–62.
MLA
Van Damme, Patrick, and Veerle Van Den Eynden. “Succulent and Xerophytic Plants Used by the Topnaar of Namibia.” HASELTONIA 7 (2000): 53–62. Print.