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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Exotic plants of West Africa: where they came from and when
Author:Alpern, Stanley B.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:History in Africa
Volume:35
Pages:63-102
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:edible plants
plants
food crops
history
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/history_in_africa/v035/35.alpern.pdf
Abstract:The author presents amendments and comments on the 86 crops examined in his previous paper on the same subject ('The European introduction of crops into West Africa in precolonial times'), which was published in 1992 in History in Africa, vol. 19. Furthermore, he adds information on the most important plants from some 160 more exotic plants dating to the slave-trade era which reached western Africa, including various cereals, root crops, pulses, oil plants, vegetables, cucurbits, fruits, spices and flavourings, beverage plants and non-food plants, including ornamentals. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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