SEPASAL – Database of Plants from Arid and Semi-Arid Lands focusing on Uses

”SEPASAL is a database and enquiry service about useful “wild” and semi-domesticated plants of tropical and subtropical drylands, developed and maintained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. By “useful” we mean plants which humans eat, use as medicine, feed to animals, make things from, use as fuel, and many other uses. We focus on drier parts of the world because these are home to one sixth of the world’s population, in some of the poorest countries.’


The many other uses of the database includes ‘landscape’ and ‘restoration’ use. (Benz Kotzen, Chair of Action ES1104)