A survey of ornamental plants in Bauchi Road Campus, University of Jos, Nigeria
The survey of ornamental plant on the Bauchi Road Campus of the University of Jos was conducted. The research was carefully carried out on the field, and the various plants species were assessed thereafter, samples were collected and taken to International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), herbarium for proper identification. Twenty three (23) ornamental plants, belonging to seventeen (17) families were identified in the course of this study. The family Liliaceae was most dominant and evenly distributed on the campus, while the family Piperaceae was list dominant. The ornamental plants identified are exotic species, while a few of the plants are native of Jos metropolis. Although, the basic reasons for the cultivation of ornamental plants on the campus is for beautification these species were observed to play other important roles such as spot of recreation and relaxation, as wind break and for research purpose.
Keywords: Ornamental Plants, Jos Metroposis, Exotic Species, Indigenes Species, Herbarium, Beautification