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Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Woody plants on the march: Trees and shrubs are encroaching across Africa
Forests are being cleared by humans at an alarming rate. Since 2000,
Traditional innovation
Traditional innovation
South Africa has long been recognised as a country rich in tradition and biodiversity. The plants that proliferate across its provinces and...
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
A case for daisies and kwerekwere
Colonisers. Aliens. Invasive. Cause damage. Threaten.
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Oom Jap, a Nourivier resident and traditional healer, and I stand in the shadow of one of the new buildings at the Council for Scientific and...
New study offsets toxic findings
New study offsets toxic findings
A hot desert wind blows across the Kgalagadi desert in Namibia, bringing with it sand and the scent of rotting flesh. This arid region, like parts of...
Plants 'feel' insect bites
Plants 'feel' insect bites
Sorry, vegetarians, but plants know you're eating them.
Pompom weed threatens SA's grasslands
Pompom weed threatens SA's grasslands
The pretty pink and purple flowers look good in a vase. In spring they line the verges of highways and make for lovely scenic photos. But pompom...
Giant smelly flower puts on sex show
Giant smelly flower puts on sex show
It's one of the world's largest flowers, it stinks of rotting meat or rancid cheese and looks very much like a giant penis.
Super plant mops up CO2
Super plant mops up CO2
An extraordinary indigenous plant known as "elephant's food" could mop up the excess carbon dioxide that causes climate change, while making a...

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