International network for natural sciences – research journal
  • mendeley icon
  • linkedin icon
  • google plus icon
  • twitter icon
  • google scholar icon
  • facebook icon

Tree species of Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State, Nigeria

By: Erhenhi Aghariagbonse Harrison

Key Words: Diameter at breast height, Ethnobotany, Lekki conservation center, Tree species.

Int. J. Biosci. 15(5), 308-314, November 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.5.308-314

Certification: ijb 2019 0216 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

Industrialization and commercialization has resulted in deforestation and reduction of important tree species which are of ecological and economic importance. Based on the aforementioned, this study was carried out to give inventory of the tree flora of Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos State. The study adopted a survey method using random sampling and concept mapping. Several visits were made to the site and sampling stations mapped out during the study. Tree species encountered were counted and marked for determination of the phyto-sociological characteristics, ethnobotanical information, socioeconomic and cultural uses of tree species encountered were documented. Determination of diameter at breast height (DBH) and percentage occurrence of species were carried out. A total of fifty seven (57) trees were encountered belonging species of twenty six (26) species and eighteen (18) families were encountered. The result showed that Chrysobalanus icaco L. was the most occurring species having a total of nine (9) individual trees with a mean diameter at breast height of 8.2m. This was followed by Elaeis guineensis Jacq with five (5) individual trees and mean DBH of 17.0m. Xylopia aethiopica Dunal and Vitex doniana L. occurred four (4) times each with mean DBH of 6.4m and 14.3m. The results of the study showed that tree species within the Lekki Conservation Center are of economic potentials while the conservation center also serves as means of tourist attraction. It is therefore important to encourage the conservation of tree species for sustainability.

| Views 98 |

| Views 98 |

Tree species of Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State, Nigeria

Aghimien EV, Osho JSA, Hauser S, Deni B, Ade-Oni VD. 2016 Growth and Yield Models for Uneven-Aged Secondary Forest in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria. Forest Research 5, 73.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2168-9776.1000173

Erhenhi AH. 2016. Medicinal plants used for the treatment of rheumatism by Amahor people of Edo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Plant Research 6(1), 7-12.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5923/j.plant.20160601.02.

Fuwape JA, Onyekwelu JC. 2011. Urban Forest Development in West Africa: Benefits and Challenges. Journal of Biodiversity and Ecological Sciences 1(1), 77–94.

Idu M, Osawaru M, Orhue GS. 2010. Medicinal plants in some local markets in Benin City, Nigeria. Ethnobotany 17, 118-122.

Ihenyen J, Okoegwale EE, Menshak J. 2009. Timber Resource status of Ehor Forest Reserve Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. Natural Science 7(8), 19-25.

Kabiru Y. 2008. Nigeria’s Forest to disappear by 2020. African Conservation foundation. Network news report, p 18.

Kumar A, Marcot BG, Saxena A. 2006. Tree species diversity and distribution pattern in tropical forest of Garo hills. Current Science 91(10), 1370-1381.

Lawal A, Adekunle VAJ. 2013. A silvicultural approach to volume yield, biodiversity and soil fertility restoration of degraded natural forest in South-West Nigeria. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management 9, 201-214.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2013.823464.

Liu M, Feng Z, Zhang Z, Ma C, Wang M, Lian B. 2017. Development and evaluation of height diameter at breast models for native Chinese Metasequoia. PLoS ONE 12(8).

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182170.

Monier M, EL-Ghani ABD. 2016. Traditional medicinal plants of Nigeria: an overview. Agricultural and Biological Journal of North America 7(5), 220-247.

Ogunyebi AL, Abiodun MJ, Oludoye OO, Omoyajowo KO, Fayenuwo GA. 2018. Assessment of species diversity in the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management 22(1), 12-16.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/JASEM.V22I1.3

Olakunle OF, Omotayo A, Odewumi SG. 2011. Pattern and problems of deforestation in South-western Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research 3(3), 64.

Pelemo OJ, Akintola BA, Temowo OO, Akande EO, Akoun M. 2011. Effects of Landscape Change on Biodiversity in Nigeria: Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. Continental Journal of Environmental Design and Management 1(2), 22–29.

Slinger-Friedman V. 2009. Ecotourism in Dominica: studying the potential for economic development, environmental protection and cultural conservation. Island Studies Journal 4(1), 3-24.

http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojps.2013.34019

Erhenhi Aghariagbonse Harrison.
Tree species of Lekki Conservation Center, Lagos State, Nigeria.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(5), 308-314, November 2019.
https://innspub.net/ijb/tree-species-lekki-conservation-center-lagos-state-nigeria/
Copyright © 2019
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
https://innspub.net
brand
innspub logo
english language editing
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Publish Your Article
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Submit Your Article
INNSPUB on FB
Email Update