Dr. Alfred  Maroyi

Dr. Alfred Maroyi

Associate Professor
University of Fort Hare, South Africa


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Botany from Wageningen University, The Netherlands

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
100%
Agricultural Research
62%
Ethnopharmacology
90%
Biotechnology
75%
Ecology
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Sukhorukov, A.P., F. Verloove, M.A. Alonso, I.V. Belyaeva and C. Chapano et al., 2017. Chorological and taxonomic notes on African plants part 2. Bot. Lett., 164: 135-153.

  2. Sukhorukov, A.P., F. Verloove, M.A. Alonso, I.V. Belyaeva and C. Chapano et al., 2017. Chorological and taxonomic notes on African plants, 2. Bot. Lett., 164: 135-153.
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  3. Maroyi, A., 2017. Traditional usage, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Croton sylvaticus Hochst. ex C. Krauss. Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med. 10.1016/j.apjtm.2017.05.002.
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  4. Maroyi, A., 2017. Phytochemical and ethnopharmacological review of Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms. Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med., 10: 107-113.
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  5. Maroyi, A., 2017. Acacia karroo Hayne: Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of an important medicinal plant in southern Africa. Asian Pacific J. Trop. Med., 10: 351-360.
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  6. Maroyi, A., 2017. Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.: Traditional and commercial uses and phytochemical and pharmacological significance in the African and Indian subcontinent. Evidence-Based Complementary Alter. Med., Vol. 2017. 10.1155/2017/6746071.
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  7. Maroyi, A., 2017. Kirkia acuminata Oliv.: A review of its ethnobotany and pharmacology. Afr. J. Traditional Complementary Alter. Med., 14: 217-226.

  8. Maroyi, A., 2017. Elephantorrhiza elephantina: Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of an important medicinal plant species in Southern Africa. Evidence-Based Complementary Alter. Med., Vol. 2017. 10.1155/2017/6403905.
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  9. Maroyi, A. and A. Cheikhyoussef, 2017. Traditional knowledge of wild edible fruits in southern Africa: A comparative use patterns in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Indian J. Tradit. Knowledge, 16: 385-392.
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  10. Thomford, N.E., K. Dzobo, D. Chopera, A. Wonkam, A. Maroyi, D. Blackhurst and C. Dandara, 2016. In vitro reversible and time-dependent CYP450 inhibition profiles of medicinal herbal plant extracts Newbouldia laevis and Cassia abbreviate: Implications for herb-drug interactions. Molecules, Vol. 21. .
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  11. Omar, M.Y., A. Maroyi and J.J. van Tol, 2016. Floral diversity, composition and distribution in a montane wetland in Hogsback, the eastern cape province, South Africa. Pak. J. Bot., 48: 1861-1870.
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  12. Mosina, G.K.E. and A. Maroyi, 2016. Edible plants of urban domestic gardens in the Capricorn district, Limpopo province, South Africa. Trop. Ecol., 57: 181-191.
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  13. Maroyi, A., 2016. Treatment of diarrhoea using traditional medicines: Contemporary research in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Afr. J. Traditional Complementary Alter. Med., 13: 5-10.
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  14. Maroyi, A., 2016. From traditional usage to pharmacological evidence: Systematic review of Gunnera perpensa L. Evidence-Based Complementary Alter. Med., Vol. 2016. 10.1155/2016/1720123.
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  15. Maroyi, A., 2016. Ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and pharmacological properties of the genus, Kirkia. Trop. J. Pharm. Res., 15: 2507-2516.
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  16. Maroyi, A., 2016. Ethnobotanical, phytochemical and pharmacological properties of Crinum bulbispermum (Burm f) Milne-Redh and Schweick (Amaryllidaceae). Trop. J. Pharm. Res., 15: 2497-2506.

  17. Maroyi, A., 2016. Does the ethnomedicinal uses of the sour plum tree correlate with its ethnopharmacological properties? Atlas Sci. (In Press). .

  18. Maroyi, A., 2016. A review of ethnoboatany, therapeutic value, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Crinum macowanii Baker: A highly traded bulbous plant in Southern Africa. J. Ethnopharmacol., 194: 595-608.
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  19. Maroyi, A., 2016. Ximenia caffra Sond. (Ximeniaceae) in sub-Saharan Africa: A synthesis and review of its medicinal potential. J. Ethnopharmacol., 184: 81-100.
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  20. Maroyi, A., 2016. Cylindropuntia fulgida (Engelm.) FM Knuth var. fulgida (Cactaceae) is naturalised and spreading in Zimbabwe. Bradleya, 34: 24-27.

  21. Maroyi, A. and M.T. Rasethe, 2016. Comparative use patterns of plant resources in rural areas of South Africa and Zimbabwe. Phyton: Int. J. Exp. Bot., 84: 288-297.
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  22. Mosina, G.K.E., A. Maroyi and M.J. Potgieter, 2015. Useful plants grown and maintained in domestic gardens of the Capricorn district, Limpopo province, South Africa. Stud. Ethno-Med., 9: 43-58.
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  23. Mateos, E., G. Zerihun, M. Yosef and D. Megersa, 2015. Community attitudes towards African Civet Civettictis civetta conservation in Eastern sub-catchment of Lake Hawassa basin, Southern Ethiopia. History, 27: 2-7.
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  24. Maroyi, A., 2015. Morphological characterization of Gloriosa katangensis Maroyi (Colchicaceae) endemic to the democratic republic of Congo (Kinshasa). Acta Bot. Gallica, 162: 157-164.
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  25. Maroyi, A., 2015. Exotic Acacia species in Zimbabwe: A historical and ecological perspective. Stud. Ethno-Med., 9: 391-399.
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  26. Maroyi, A. and A. Cheikhyoussef, 2015. A comparative study of medicinal plants used in rural areas of Namibia and Zimbabwe. Indian J. Indigenous Knowledge, 14: 401-406.
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  27. Mosina, G.K., A. Maroyi and M.J. Potgieter, 2014. Comparative analysis of plant use in peri-urban domestic gardens of the Limpopo province, South Africa. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 10. .
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  28. Maroyi, A., 2014. Traditional and medicinal uses of essential oil producing tree Sclerocarya birrea in South-Central Zimbabwe. J. Essent. Oil Bear. Plants, 17: 776-786.
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  29. Maroyi, A., 2014. The genus Warburgia: A review of its traditional uses and pharmacology. Pharmaceut. Biol., 52: 378-391.
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  30. Maroyi, A., 2014. Not just minor wild edible forest products: consumption of pteridophytes in sub-Saharan Africa. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 10. .
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  31. Maroyi, A., 2014. Alternative medicines for HIV/AIDS in resource-poor settings: Insight from traditional medicines use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Trop. J. Pharmaceut. Res., 13: 1527-1536.
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  32. Maroyi, A. and L.J.G. van der Maesen, 2014. A new name for Gloriosa grandiflora (Colchicaceae) from the democratic republic of Congo (Kinshasa). Phytotaxa, 183: 119-119.
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  33. Maroyi, A. and G.K.E. Mosina, 2014. Medicinal plants and traditional practices in peri-urban domestic gardens of the Limpopo province, South Africa. Indian J. Indigenous Knowledge, 13: 665-672.
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  34. Semenya, S.S., A. Maroyi, M.J. Potgieter and L.J.C. Erasmus, 2013. Herbal medicines used by Bapedi traditional healers to treat reproductive ailments in the Limpopo province, South Africa. Afr. J. Trad. Complement. Alternat. Med., 10: 331-339.
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  35. Semenya, S.S. and A. Maroyi, 2013. Medicinal plants used for the treatment of tuberculosis by bapedi Traditional healers in three districts of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Afr. J. Tradit. Complement. Altern. Med., 10: 316-323.
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  36. Rasethe, M.T., S.S. Semenya, M.J. Potgieter and A. Maroyi, 2013. The utilization and management of plant resources in rural areas of the Limpopo province, South Africa. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 9. 10.1186/1746-4269-9-27.
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  37. Maroyi, A., R.G. van den Berg and L.J.G. van der Maesen, 2013. Systematic studies in the Gloriosa superb L. complex (Colchicaceae): A re-assessment of species boundaries. Plant Ecol. Evol., 146: 212-218.
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  38. Maroyi, A., 2013. Use of weeds as traditional vegetables in Shurugwi district, Zimbabwe. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 9. .
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  39. Maroyi, A., 2013. Use and management of homegarden plants in Zvishavane district, Zimbabwe. Trop. Ecol., 54: 191-203.
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  40. Maroyi, A., 2013. Traditional use of medicinal plants in South-central Zimbabwe: Review and perspectives. J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomed., Vol. 9. 10.1186/1746-4269-9-31.
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  41. Maroyi, A., 2013. Local knowledge and use of Marula (Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.) in South-central Zimbabwe. Indian J. Indigenous Knowledge, 12: 398-403.

  42. Maroyi, A., 2013. Colchicaceae: A range extension and the first record of Gloriosa sessiliflora from Angola. Bothalia. Afr. Biodivers. Conserv., 43: 67-69.

  43. Maroyi, A., 2013. Warburgia salutaris (Bertol. f.) Chiov.: A multi-use ethnomedicinal plant species. J. Med. Plants Res., 7: 53-60.
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  44. Maroyi, A., 2013. Combretum molle R.Br. ex G. Don. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11: Medicinal Plants 2, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). PROTA Foundation/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 78-81.

  45. Maroyi, A., 2013. Combretum collinum Fresen. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11: Medicinal Plants 2, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). PROTA Foundation/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 66-69.

  46. Maroyi, A., 2013. Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11: Medicinal Plants 2, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). PROTA Foundation/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 61-63.

  47. Maroyi, A., 2013. Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait.f. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 11: Medicinal Plants 2, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). PROTA Foundation/Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 34-39.

  48. Maroyi, A. and L.J.G. van der Maesen, 2013. I>Gloriosa superb L. (Colchicaceae): Ethnobotany and economic importance. Scripta Bot. Belgica, 50: 408-416.

  49. Semenya, S.S. and A. Maroyi, 2012. Medicinal plants used by the Bapedi traditional healers to treat diarrhoea in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. J. Ethnopharmacol., 144: 395-401.
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  50. Semenya, S., M. Potgieter, M. Tshisikhawe, S. Shava and A. Maroyi, 2012. Medicinal utilization of exotic plants by Bapedi traditional healers to treat human ailments in Limpopo province, South Africa. J. Ethnopharmacol., 144: 646-655.
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  51. Maroyi, A., 2012. Use of traditional veterinary medicine in nhema communal area of the Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Afr. J. Tradit. Complement. Altern. Med., 9: 315-322.
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  52. Maroyi, A., 2012. The casual, naturalised and invasive alien flora of Zimbabwe based on herbarium and literature records. Koedoe, Vol. 54. 10.4102/koedoe.v54i1.1054.
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  53. Maroyi, A., 2012. The Genus Gloriosa (Colchicaceae): Ethnobotany, Phylogeny and Taxonomy. Wageningen University, Netherlands, Pages: 194.

  54. Maroyi, A., 2012. Phylogenetic relationships in genus Gloriosa L. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 11: 14732-14737.
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  55. Maroyi, A., 2012. Local plant use and traditional conservation practices in Nhema communal area, Zimbabwe. Int. J. Afr. Renaissance Stud.-Multi-Inter- and Transdisciplin., 7: 109-128.
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  56. Maroyi, A., 2012. Enhancing food security through cultivation of traditional food crops in Nhema communal area, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Afr. J. Agric. Res., 7: 5412-5420.
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  57. Maroyi, A., 2012. Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 2, Lemmens, R.H.M.J., D. Louppe and A.A. Oteng-Amoako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814955, pp: 457-461.

  58. Maroyi, A., 2012. Ilex mitis (L.) Radlk. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 2, Lemmens, R.H.M.J., D. Louppe and A.A. Oteng-Amoako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814955, pp: 401-404.

  59. Maroyi, A., 2012. Croton megalocarpus Hutch. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 2, Lemmens, R.H.M.J., D. Louppe and A.A. Oteng-Amoako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814955, pp: 245-248.

  60. Maroyi, A., 2012. Crotalaria juncea L. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 16: Fibres, Brink, M. and E.G. Achigan-Dako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814818, pp: 104-108.

  61. Maroyi, A., 2012. Burkea Africana Hook. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 2, Lemmens, R.H.M.J., D. Louppe and A.A. Oteng-Amoako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814955, pp: 174-177.

  62. Maroyi, A. and L.P.A. Oyen, 2012. Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steud. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 16: Fibres, Brink, M. and E.G. Achigan-Dako (Eds.). PROTA Foundation, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789290814818, pp: 362-367.

  63. Maroyi, A., 2011. The gathering and consumption of wild edible plants in Nhema communal area, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe. Ecol. Food Nutr., 50: 506-525.
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  64. Maroyi, A., 2011. Protection of an archaeological site: A case study of Chiremba Balancing Rocks, Epworth, Harare, Zimbabwe. Sci. Res. Essays, 6: 5718-5725.

  65. Maroyi, A., 2011. Potential role of traditional vegetables in household food security: A case study from Zimbabwe. African J. Agric. Res., 6: 5720-5728.
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  66. Maroyi, A., 2011. An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the people in Nhema communal area, Zimbabwe. J. Ethnopharmacol., 136: 347-354.
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  67. Maroyi, A. and L.J.G. van der Maesen, 2011. Gloriosa superb L. (Colchicaceae): Remedy or poison? J. Med. Plant Res., 5: 6112-6121.
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  68. Maroyi, A., 2009. Traditional homegardens and rural livelihoods in Nhema, Zimbabwe: A sustainable agroforestry system. Int. J. Sustain. Dev. World Ecol., 16: 1-8.
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  69. Maroyi, A., 2008. Ethnobotanical study of two threatened medicinal plants in Zimbabwe. Int. J. Biodivers. Sci. Ecosys. Serv. Manage., 4: 148-153.
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  70. Maroyi, A., 2008. Voacanga Africana Stapf. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Medicinal Plants, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). Volume 11, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789057822049, pp: 623-627.

  71. Maroyi, A., 2008. Syzygium Guineense (Willd.) DC. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 1, Louppe, D., A.A. Oteng-Amoako and M. Brink (Eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 536-539.

  72. Maroyi, A., 2008. Phyllanthus reticulates Poir. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Medicinal Plants, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). Volume 11, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789057822049, pp: 432-434.

  73. Maroyi, A., 2008. Phyllanthus maderaspatensis L. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Medicinal Plants, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). Volume 11, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789057822049, pp: 425-427.

  74. Maroyi, A., 2008. Maprounea Africana Mull. Arg. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Medicinal Plants, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). Volume 11, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789057822049, pp: 375-377.

  75. Maroyi, A., 2008. Khaya Anthotheca (Welw.) C.DC. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 1, Louppe, D., A.A. Oteng-Amoako and M. Brink (Eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 324-329.

  76. Maroyi, A., 2008. Holarrhena pubescens Wall. Ex G.Don. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa: Medicinal Plants, Schmelzer, G.H. and A. Gurib-Fakim (Eds.). Volume 11, Backhuys Publishers, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9789057822049, pp: 332-335.

  77. Maroyi, A., 2008. Albizia Gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A. Sm. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7: Timbers 1, Louppe, D., A.A. Oteng-moako and M. Brink (Eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 55-57.

  78. Matekaire, T. and A. Maroyi, 2007. Thermotolerance and osmotic potential studies in germinating and growing seedlings of Acacia sieberiana and Acacia tortilis. J. Sustainable Dev. Africa, 9: 192-200.

  79. Maroyi, A., 2007. Trichilia Dregeana Sond. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 14: Vegetable Oils, Van der Vossen, H.A.M. and G.S. Mkamilo (Eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 169-172.

  80. Maroyi, A., 2007. Ricinus Communis L. In: Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 14: Vegetable Oils, Van Der Vossen, H.A.M. and G.S. Mkamilo (Eds.). Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp: 144-150.

  81. Maroyi, A., 2006. The utilization of Moringa oleifera in Zimbabwe: A sustainable J. Sustainable Developm. in Africa, 8: 161-169.

  82. Maroyi, A., 2006. Resource users knowledge and over-exploitation of plant species in Zimbabwe. J. Sustainable Dev. Africa, 18: 160-168.
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  83. Maroyi, A., 2006. Preliminary checklist of introduced and naturalized plants in Zimbabwe. Kirkia, 18: 177-247.
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  84. Maroyi, A., 2002. Family Colchicaceae in Zimbabwe. Kirkia, 17: 1-10.

  85. Maroyi, A., 2000. Options for the recovery of Warburgia salutaris (Pepperbark tree) populations in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Sci. News, 34: 54-60.
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  86. Timberlake, J., R.B. Drummond and A. Maroyi, 1998. Biodiversity assessment of the lower Guruve region, Zambezi Valley, Zimbabwe. Occasional Pap. Biodivers., 4: 1-35.