Studies on floridiversity of Kebbi state, north western Nigeria, tropical West Africa

  • D Singh
  • BK Misra
  • A Abubakar

Abstract

This paper enumerated the outcome of floristic studies made into varied localities of the Kebbi State, Northwestern Nigeria, between October 2008 and March 2010. The collections were found to spread accross 45 families, 86 genera and 110 species of angiosperms. They were Acanthaceae 3 species, Aizoaceae 1 species, Amaranthaceae 8 species, Anacardiaceae 2 species, Annonaceae 2 species, Apocynaceae 3 species, Asclepiadaceae 2 species, Asteraceae 3 species, Bombacacae 1 species, Boraginaceae 2 species, Caesalpinaceae 7 species, Capparaceae 3 species, Casuarinaceae 1 species, Chenopodiaceae 1 species, species, Combretaceae 3 species, Commelinaceae 2 species, Convolvulaceae 5 species, Cuscutaceae 1 species, Cyperaceae 3 species, Euphorbiaceae 7 species, Fabaceae (Papilionaceae) 4 species, Lamiaceae 5 species, Liliaceae 1 species, Lythraceae 1 species, Malvaceae 6 species, Martyniaceae 1 species, Meliaceae 1 species, Mimosaceae 3 species, Moringaceae 1 species, Myrtaceae 4 specie, Nyctaginaceae 1 species, Nymphaeaceae 1 species, Oxalidaceae 1 species, Papveraceae 1 species, Poaceae 3 species, Pontederiaceae 1 species, Portulaceae 1 species, Rhamnaceae 1 species, Scrophulariaceae 3 species, Simaroubaceae 1 species, Tiliaceae 1 species, Typhaceae 1 species, Verbenaceae 3 species and Zygophyllaceae 1 species.

Keywords: Floridiversity, plants, Nigeria, Tropical West Africa

International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 6(3): 263-271, 2010

Author Biographies

D Singh
Department of Biological Sciences Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State, PMB 1144, Nigeria
BK Misra
Department of Botany, Brahmanand College, CSJM University Kanpur, India
A Abubakar
Department of Biological Sciences Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Kebbi State, PMB 1144, Nigeria
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