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International Journal Of Forest, Animal And Fisheries Research(IJFAF)

Relative Abundance and ethnomedicinal Uses of some Plant Species found in Federal University Dutsin-ma Permanent Site

A. A. Bem , K.A. Bashir , T.M. Anakaa

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DOI: 10.22161/ijfaf.4.3.1

Journal : International Journal Of Forest, Animal And Fisheries Research(IJFAF)


This research was aimed to identify and determine the ethnomedicinal potential as well as the relative abundance of some selected plants in Federal University Dutsin-ma permanent site. A total of 40 plants were collected and identified from four different sites (behind senate building, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture and hostel area). In every study site, 30quadrats of 10 m X 10 m (100 sq m) size were randomly laid to study trees, herbsand shrubs species. The tree species includes all the saplings, poles and trees present in the study area. The shrubs and herbs species were studied by laying 50 quadrats of 1m X 1m (1sq m) size randomly in each study site. A totalof 33 plants were found to possess medicinal history, the plants were identified using morphological features into trees, shrubs and herbs. The total density, frequency and relative abundance of plant species collected behind senate building (Federal University Dutsin-ma) was found to be 340/ha, 260 and 26 respectively. In Faculty of Science, the total density, frequency and relative abundance of plant species collected was found to be 340/ha, 240 and 24 respectively. The total density, frequency and relative abundance of plant species collected around Faculty of Agriculture was 420/ha, 280 and 28 respectively, while at hostel area, the total density, frequency and relative abundance of plant species collected was found to be 420/ha, 280 and 28 respectively. Different plants species were collected, identified and found to possess some medicinal properties, these plants includes Sclerocaryabirrea, Sida alba, Euphorbia hirta, Sennaoccidentalis, Acacia ataxacantha, Sennaobtusifoliaand Cleome monophylla.

Ethnomedicinal, Plant Species, Permanent Site and Relative abundance.

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