Research in Plant Sciences
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Research in Plant Sciences. 2016, 4(1), 10-15
DOI: 10.12691/plant-4-1-2
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Hygrophytes and Wetland Angiospermic Macrophyte in Gallery Forest of Amurum Forest Reserve, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Ali A. D.1, , Elisha E. B.1, Abiem I.1, Habila S.1 and Okeke O. M.1

1Department of Plant science and Technology, University of Jos, P.M.B. 2084, Jos, Nigeria

Pub. Date: August 03, 2016

Cite this paper:
Ali A. D., Elisha E. B., Abiem I., Habila S. and Okeke O. M.. Hygrophytes and Wetland Angiospermic Macrophyte in Gallery Forest of Amurum Forest Reserve, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. Research in Plant Sciences. 2016; 4(1):10-15. doi: 10.12691/plant-4-1-2

Abstract

A preliminary study on the hygrophytic composition in the Amurum Forest Reserve, Laminga Jos was undertaken in September to December 2015 using seven (7) different sampling sites. A total number of 57 species belonging to 38 families were recorded as the hygrophytes from the river flowing through Amurum Forest. The division Angiosperms occurred most with 35 species (25 families), followed by Pteridophyta with 19 species (11 families) while Bryophyta had 3 species (3 families). The Hygrophytes occurred in considerable number in all the sampling sites. This report serves as a foot print to the knowledge of hygrophytes’ diversity of Amurum Forest Reserve and also serves as a contribution of biodiversity of the region and country at large.

Keywords:
Hygrophytes Amurum Forest riparian biodiversity

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