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Society for Economic Botany/BSA Economic Botany Section

Mbugua , Paul Kamau [1].

Traditional Uses Of Four Ssnsevieria Species In Kenya.

Sansevieria is a tropical plant of great use to the locals. In this paper research was done to find out how useful this plant is growing in the wet and semi-arid lands of Kenya. Four species were investigated and a comparison done between two districts: Nakuru and Maragwa. The results showed a heavy depency on this wild plant for various community needs such as hedges, medicinal, fibres and even making brickets.
Key word: Sansavieri parva; S. rafillii; S. ehrenbergii; S. robusta; fibres; succulents

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1 - Kenyatta University, Plant and Microbial Sciences, P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 GPO, Nairobi, Nairobi, 00100, Kenya


Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PEN001
Abstract ID:380


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