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The Desert Date and its Relatives: A Revision of the Genus Balanites

By: Martin J S Sands

128 pages, B/w illus, tabs

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Paperback | Jan 2001 | #132986 | ISBN: 1842460285
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Balanites aegyptiaca or the desert date as it is commonly known, has been used as a valuable source of oil and medicines in Egypt for over 4000 years. This revision describes nine species and 11 infraspecific taxa plus one subspecies and two varieties for the first time. Keys are included allowing identification of both fertile and vegetative material.
Reprinted from Kew Bulletin Vol. 56, Part 1, 2001

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