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Africana is a catch-all term referring to history and culture of Africa and to materials chronicling these topics. History is a term for information about the past. ... The word culture comes from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor). ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


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Ballota africana (960 words)
A popular herb in the Cape, Ballota africana is easy to identify by its soft-grey, aromatic foliage and old brown calyces that remain long after the flowers have lost their colour.
Along this wide distribution Ballota africana is usually found along streams, in the shelter of rocks and bushes, and as a pioneer in disturbed places.
africana was presented as a narcotic (erroneously) and used in the proceedings against the accused, C.A. van der Merwe for the murder of his wife.
Celtis africana (1092 words)
Celtis africana leaves are browsed by cattle and goats, and are food for the larvae of the long-nosed butterfly.
africana is commonly known as white stinkwood, because of the unpleasant smell of the freshly cut wood, and it's pale colour.
The wood of Celtis africana is white to yellowish in colour and of medium hardness.
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