Eco-taxonomic distribution of plant species around motor mechanic workshops in Asaba and Benin City, Nigeria: Identification of oil tolerant plant species

  • GO Anoliefo
  • B Ikhajiagbe
  • BO Okonofhua
  • FV Diafe
Keywords: Tolerant plants, mechanic workshops, Peperomia pellucida, waste engine oil.


A survey of plant species and their families present in auto mechanic workshops in Benin City and Asaba was carried out. The frequency of occurrence of plants in the sites visited was used to determine
prevalence. Peperomia pellucida occurred most in all the sites visited with a 55% frequency. The high rate of occurrence of a particular plant species in the frequency table, suggests that such plants are tolerant and may be introduced as a possible phytoremediating agent.

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