KIKUYU BOTANICAL DICTIONARY by Muruga Gacathi
First published in 1989, this revised edition seeks to preserve the Agīkūyū plant knowledge and wisdom acquired through the ages so that it will continue to be available to all.
- Describes over 400 plants, their use and cultural values.
- Illustrated with 100 colour photographs to aid in identification.
- Lists plants according to their use and value: food, medicinal and ceremonial values etc as well.
- Provides scientific, English and common names of the plant with their Gīkūyū name equivalent.
This is a must-have book for all indigenous-tree lovers out there!
Muruga Gacathi is a plant taxonomist. He hails from Thika, Kiambu County. He holds an international diploma in Herbarium Techniques of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and a Master's degree in plant and fungal Taxonomy of the University of Reading, UK. Having worked for Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Muruga has keen interest in ethnography and has worked with different communities in an effort to reveal plants that are of use or value for the purpose of creating awareness and conservation of the species and the environment.