Legumes of Africa - a check list
MetadataShow full item record
CTA. 1989. Legumes of Africa - a check list. Spore 24. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/45194
Legumes of Africa: a check-list, J.M. Lock, 1989, 619pp paperback, ISBN 0 94764310 9, price UKL15.00, available from: The Orangery Bookshop- Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew - Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB - UK
The legume family is important in Africa, for it contains many species of economic value. Many tropical timbers come from leguminous rain-forest trees, and in drier zones many important forage plants are legumes while others yield useful gums. A few species are valuable food crops. A check-list provides a valuable summary of current information, and highlights objectives for future work. ILDIS - the International Legume Database and Information Service - provided the stimulus for the compilation of this list, which draws on recent flora and revisions of larger genera. This list of the legumes of Africa; Zanzibar, Pemba, Socotra, Cape Verde islands, and the islands of the Gulf of Guinea, a 619-page volume, has been compiled by J.M. Lock of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the United Kingdom, as a contribution to ILDIS Coordinating Centre. In the book, the data are presented mostly as abbreviations and codes which are explained on a fold-out sheet inside the back cover, though an expanded format is available from the computer. References contain details of habitat, geography, and literature pointers. Legumes of Africa: a check-list, J.M. Lock, 1989, 619pp paperback, ISBN 0 94764310 9, price UKL15.00, available from: The Orangery Bookshop- Royal Botanic Gardens - Kew - Richmond Surrey TW9 3AB - UK