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A Review on the General Features, Current Status, Opportunities of Threatened Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis H.) Plant in Ethiopia
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 1-6
Received: Nov. 30, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016; Published: Jan. 18, 2017
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Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Harar Biodiversity Center, Harar, Ethiopia
Girma Eshetu Teshome, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, Harar Biodiversity Center, Harar, Ethiopia
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This paper reviews and discusses on the general features, current status and opportunities of threatened yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis Hemsl. Plant in Ethiopia. The literature review was done by collecting relevant information from journal articles, books and electronic resources. The review sums up the following key points on the general feature, current status and opportunities on yeheb, (1) it is a multi-branched evergreen shrub and a drought resistant and desertification tolerant plant, (2) it is threatened with extinction from most of its habitat and deserves careful protection and detailed tests in cultivation and (3) In view of great danger of its extinction, different measures have been suggested to preserve C. edulis and improve its production.
Yeheb, Cordeauxia edulis, Threatened, Conservation
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Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu, Girma Eshetu Teshome, A Review on the General Features, Current Status, Opportunities of Threatened Yeheb (Cordeauxia edulis H.) Plant in Ethiopia, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20170501.11
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