Alternative Crops For Drylands

Proactively Adapting to Climate Change and Water Shortages

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Part 4: Miscellaneous Edible and Medicinal Plants
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Hardiness Zones
Inches - Millimeters Conversion Table
Part 1: Nitrogen-Fixing Plants and Legumes

   Elegant Wattle (Acacia victoriae)
   Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis)
   Pigeon Pea (Cajanus cajan)
   Caper (Capparis spinosa)
   Carob (Ceratonia siliqua)
   Yeheb Nut (Cordeauxia edulis)
   Honeybush (Cyclopia genistoides)
   Goumi (Elaeagnus multiflora)
   African Winterthorn (Faidherbia albida)
   Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos)
   False Mopane (Guibourtia coleosperma)
   Leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala)
   Blue Lupin (Lupinus angustifolius)
   Tepary Bean (Phaseolus acutifolius)
   Manila Tamarind (Pithecellobium dulce)
   Argentine Mesquite (Prosopis alba)
   Karoo Boer Bean (Schotia afra var. afra)
   Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)
   Marama Bean (Tylosema esculentum)
   Moth Bean (Vigna aconitifolia)
   Bambara Groundnut (Voandzeia subterranea)

Part 2: Palms

   Jelly Bean Palm (Butia capitata)
   Gingerbread Palm (Hyphaene thebaica)
   Chilean Wine Palm (Jubaea chilensis)
   Mountain Coconut (Parajubaea torallyi var. torallyi)
   Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera)
   Licuri Palm (Syagrus coronata)

Part 3: Cacti and Succulents

   Aloe Vera (Aloe vera)
   Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus)
   Kalahari Cucumber (Coccinia sessilifolia)
   Sanky (Corryocactus brevistylus)
   Rounded Noon-Flower
       (Disphyma crassifolium subsp. clavellatum)
   Ruby Salt Bush (Enchylaena tomentosa)
   Midnight Lady (Harrisia pomanensis)
   Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)
   Indian Fig (Opuntia ficus-indica)
   Salicornia (Salicornia bigelovii)
   Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum)
   Galloping Cactus (Stenocereus gummosus)

Part 4: Miscellaneous Edible and Medicinal Plants

   Baobab Tree (Adansonia digitata)
   Argan Tree (Argania spinosa)
   Purple Hook Berry (Artabotrys brachypetalus)
   Desert Date (Balanites aegyptiaca)
   Velvet Sweetberry (Bridelia mollis)
   Num Berry (Carissa bispinosa)
   Khat (Catha edulis)
   Tick Berry
       (Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera)
   Kei Apple (Dovyalis caffra)
   Cape Ebony (Euclea pseudebenus)
   Fiori (Grewia tenax)
   Zabala (Lardizabala biternata)
   Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)
   Moringa (Moringa oleifera)
   Lucumillo (Myrcianthes coquimbensis)
   Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
   Transvaal Kooboo-Berry
       (Mystroxylon aethiopicum subsp. aethiopicum)
   Tortoise Berry (Nylandtia spinosa)
   Markouba Grass (Panicum turgidum)
   Jacket Plum (Pappea capensis)
   Galupa (Passiflora pinnatistipula)
   Single-Leaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla)
   Stone Pine (Pinus pinea)
   Lucuma (Pouteria lucuma)
   Desert Quandong (Santalum acuminatum)
   Mongongo (Schinziophyton rautanenii )
   Marula (Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra)
   Monkey Orange (Strychnos cocculoides)
   Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba)
   Christ’s Thorn Jujube (Ziziphus spina-christi )

Categorized Plant Reference Lists

   Minimum Rainfall Requirements
   Annual Plants or Plants Grown as Annuals
   Plants That Can Be Coppiced/Pollarded
   Deciduous Species
   Dioecious Species
   Nitrogen-Fixing Plants
   Salt-Tolerant Species
   Shade-Tolerant Species
   Plants With Spines/Thorns
   Noteworthy Timber Species

Potential Crops Deserving Further Investigation
Resources
Bibliography

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