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Ethnobotanical study of Buru Community Forest, Taraba State, Nigeria

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Aderopo Akinsoji,

University of Lagos, Lagos, NG
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Department of Botany
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Doris Omoigui,

University of Benin, Benin, NG
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Department of Botany and Biotechnology
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Lanre Amos Ogunyebi

University of Lagos, NG
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Department of Cell Biology and Genetics
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Abstract

An ethnobotanical study of Buru Community Forest was conducted using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. A total of 91 species of plants belonging to 43 Families with high endemicity were recorded. The dominant families were Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Meliaceae. Many species such as Tetrapleura tetrapetra, Phyllanthus mullerianus, Sarcocephalus latifolius and Aframomum melegueta had multiple uses. The three major uses of the species are for medicinal (39 species), edible (33 species) and construction purposes (30 species).

 

How to Cite: Akinsoji, A., Omoigui, D. and Ogunyebi, L.A., 2020. Ethnobotanical study of Buru Community Forest, Taraba State, Nigeria. Ruhuna Journal of Science, 11(2), pp.157–165. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/rjs.v11i2.94
Published on 31 Dec 2020.
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