Setshogo, M. P.

Common Names of Some Flowering Plants of Botswana

  • Year: 2002
  • ISBN: 99912-970-1-4
  • Format: A4
  • Pages: 114
  • Binding: spiralbound
  • Price ex. VAT BWP: 140.00
  • Notice: Price subject to change.

Contents: Introduction, References, Family Order, Index to Scientific Names, Setswana Names and English Names.

Botswana is rich in folklore and taxonomy pertaining to plants. This is exemplified by the wealth of plant names used by different tribes and dialects in the country. This publication attempts to list all plant names known and/or recorded for the plants of Botswana. However, it does not claim to be exhaustive. The names listed are broadly defined as Setswana to include all names, even if they are from non-Tswana speaking tribes. Setswana is therefore used in a sense to mean any name used within the boundaries of Botswana. English names are also indicated, expanding the usefulness of the book.