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Table 1 Useful species used by people in Ga-Sekgopo and Monywaneng villages

From: The utilization and management of plant resources in rural areas of the Limpopo Province, South Africa

Species name Collection no Vernacular name Family Utilization category Ga-Sekgopo Monywaneng Frequency (%)
Acacia karroo Hayne 43 MT Mushu Fabaceae Firewood - + 22
Acacia rehmanniana Schinz 20 MT Mosibihla Fabaceae Firewood - + 15
Aloe greatheadii Schönland var. greatheadii 16 MT Sekgopha Aloaceae Medicine + + 22
Asparagus suaveolens Burch. 04 MT Sephatlalatsa Asparagaceae Medicine + - 08
Bauhinia galpinii N.E.Br 28 MT Motswiriri Fabaceae Medicine - + 05
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl. 34 MT Mogwahlapa Rhamnaceae Firewood + - 35
Burkea africana Hook. 42 MT Monatlo Fabaceae Firewood + - 17
Medicine + - 05
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl 36 MT Mothokolo Apocynaceae Firewood - + 02
Fruit + - 10
Combretum apiculatum Sond. subsp. Apiculatum 19 MT Khuditshwane Combretaceae Firewood + - 07
Combretum hereroense Schinz 22 MT Mokabe Combretaceae Firewood + - 02
Combretum kraussii Hochst. 11 MT Moduba Combretaceae Firewood + + 35
Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey. 18 MT Mohlokohloko Verbenaceae Crafting + - 03
Timber + - 02
Commiphora mollis (Oliv.) Engl. 32 MT Mokgorokgoro Burseraceae Crafting - + 02
Cryptocarya sp. 47 MT Morobarobe Lauraceae Medicine - + 07
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn. 12 MT Moretshe Fabaceae Firewood + + 22
Diospyros lycioides Desf. subsp. Lycioides 17 MT Setlommana Ebenaceae Fruit + - 07
Dombeya rotundifolia (Hochst.) Planch. var. rotundifolia 01 MT Mogokobu Sterculiaceae Firewood - + 10
Ehretia rigida (Thunb.) Druce subsp. Rigida 25 MT Morobe Boraginaceae Fruit - + 13
Eucalyptus grandis W.Hill ex Maiden 15 MT Motlouma Myrtaceae Firewood + - 02
Euclea crispa Gürke subsp. crispa 33 MT Mkwerekwere Ebenaceae Crafting - + 03
Euclea undulate Thunb. 46 MT Mohlakola Ebenaceae Fruit - + 10
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq. 08 MT Monokane Moraceae Fruit + - 12
Flacourtia indica (Burm.f.) Merr. 38 MT Morethema Flacourtiaceae Fruit + - 02
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt subsp. Virosa 44 MT Mohlakauma Phyllanthaceae Fruit + + 05
Crafting + - 03
Grewia bicolor Juss. var. bicolor 30 MT Morethwa Malvaceae Fruit + + 15
Grewia retinervis Burret 02 MT Mpharatshwene Malvaceae Firewood + - 05
Medicine + - 02
Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes. 37 MT Sephathwa Celastraceae Medicine + - 02
Gymnosporia sp. 21 MT Moritidi Celastraceae Firewood + - 08
Crafting + - 02
Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh. ex Krauss 27 MT Motshidi Anacardiaceae Firewood - + 07
Fruit + + 28
Indigofera sp. 31 MT Morotelashotsi Fabaceae Medicine - + 05
Kleinia longiflora DC. 03 MT Mmale Asteraceae Medicine - + 05
Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl. 05 MT Mokgothwane Anacardiaceae Fruit - + 05
Lippia javanica (Burm.f.) Spreng. 06 MT Mosunkwane Verbenaceae Medicine + + 08
Melia azedarach L. 40 MT Mobidi Meliaceae Firewood - + 10
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. 41 MT Motloro Cactaceae Fruit + + 05
Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh. 10 MT Morothodi Sapindaceae Fruit + - 05
Peltophorum africanum Sond. 45 MT Mosehla Leguminosae Firewood - + 10
Philenoptera violacea (Klotzsch) Schrire 60 MT Mphato Leguminosae Firewood + + 13
Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk. 23 MT Molope Rutaceae Fruit + - 13
Rhigozum brevispinosum Kuntze. 29 MT Not available Bignoniaceae Medicine - + 02
Sansevieria sp. 30 MT Mokgosi Dracaenaceae Crafting + - 02
Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich.) Hochst. subsp. caffra (Sond.) 13 MT Morula Anacardiaceae Fruit + + 33
Firewood - + 42
Medicine + + 10
Searsia leptodictya (Diels) T.S.Yi, A.J.Mill. & J.Wen 07 MT Mohlohlo Anacardiaceae Fruit - + 08
Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock. 26 MT Monepenepe Fabaceae Medicine + + 05
Solanum lycopersicum L. 09 MT Motamati Solanaceae Medicine + - 02
Vangueria infausta Burch. subsp. Infausta 24 MT Mmilo Rubiaceae Fruit + + 17
Ziziphus mucronata Willd. subsp. Mucronata 14 MT Mokgalo Rhamnaceae Firewood - + 12
Fruit + + 03
  1. KEY: + :Species is used, - : Species is not used.