Population biology of Elaeodendron transvaalense Jacq. in the presence of harvesting

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dc.contributor.author Tshisikhawe, Milingoni Peter
dc.contributor.author Van Rooyen, M.W. (Margaretha W.), 1950-
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-22T09:29:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-22T09:29:54Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.description.abstract Elaeodendron transvaalense Jacq. is one of the medicinal plant species commonly used by people in the Venda region. The species is known to treat a variety of diseases. It is widely used and important to traditional healers. Because of this, it found its way into the muthi markets, and it is among the seven most commonly traded plant species in the Venda region. This study investigated the impact of bark harvesting on the population structure of this species. The study revealed that although the level of bark harvesting is high, the species is able to resist that stress since it is a fine-grained species. The population also showed the ability to regenerate as it exhibited an inverse J-shaped curve. The crown health status was generally good although some individuals, contributing 9% of the sample, had dead crowns, which are a cause for concern. A linear relationship was noticed between areas harvested and stem circumference, which is understandable considering the large surface area of harvestable bark on bigger individuals. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation of South Africa en_US
dc.description.uri http:// www.revistaphyton.fund-rumuloraggio.org.ar en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tshisikhawe, MP & Van Rooyen, MW 2013, 'Population biology of Elaeodendron transvaalense Jacq. in the presence of harvesting', Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 82, pp. 303-311. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0031-9457 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1851-5657 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/42430
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Fundacion Romulo Raggio en_US
dc.rights © Phyton en_US
dc.subject Bark harvesting en_US
dc.subject Matrix modeling en_US
dc.subject Medicinal plants en_US
dc.subject Muthi markets en_US
dc.subject Population growth rate en_US
dc.title Population biology of Elaeodendron transvaalense Jacq. in the presence of harvesting en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US


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