Book ID: 42790
Useful Plants of Ghana. (West African Uses of Wild and Cultivated Plants). 1990. XII,328 p. gr8vo. Hard cover.
Attempts to document as much as possible of the useful plant materialfrom one country, and make it available to a wide public. The plants aredivided by use into subjects such as food, fuel, potions and medicines,construction and weeds, and are listed by their scientific and Ghanaianvernacular names, and by their English ones if available. The bookincludes a selection of colour plates, made possible by a grant from aQuaker Trust. Industrial crops and plants of farms and gardens areincluded, but many of the uses are of local occurrence yet of greatinterest to the ethnobotanist and biochemist. - Good second handcopy.