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The Characteristics and Economic Values of Colophospermum mopane (Kirk ex Benth.) J. Leonard in Botswana

W. Mojeremane and A.U. Lumbile
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This study reviews the characteristics and economic value of Colophospermum mopane a multipurpose indigenous tree growing in many countries of southern Africa. In Botswana the tree is confined to the north-eastern parts of the country and provide goods (fire wood, timber and poles) and services (soil and water, environmental and biodiversity conservation). The tree is a host to mopane worm (Imbrasia belina) that feeds on its leaves and the worm is a famous protein rich human food and economical resource in southern Africa.

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W. Mojeremane and A.U. Lumbile , 2005. The Characteristics and Economic Values of Colophospermum mopane (Kirk ex Benth.) J. Leonard in Botswana. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 781-784.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2005.781.784


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