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Title: Ethno-Botanical Survey of Plants Used for Building Construction, Textile Materials and Cooking Purposes in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Authors: Kadiri; Mukaila; Ojewumi Anthony Wale; Salami; O.I Yahaya Mustapha; Bala; Sidi Aliyu; Hussain A.Musa
Aff: Department of Biological Science, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun, State, Nigeria. PM.B. 2240.Abeokuta, Nigeria
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Keywords: Building Construction; Textile Material; Ethno-Botanical; Tree; Respondents
Abstract:A total of 72 species of plants belonging to 37 families were collated. Fabaceae, Malvaceae, Comebretaceae, Myrtaceae and Mimosaceae were the most frequently mentioned families. Stems, barks, fruits and whole parts were the most commonly used parts. Lophira lanceodata, Milicia excelsa, Kigelia africana, Swietenia macrophylla, Tectonia grandis, Terminlia superba, Triplochiton scleroxylon and Ceiba petandra were the most frequently mentioned plants used for building construction, Gossypium barbadense, Hibiscus sabdariffa, Bombax costatum, Celtis africana were mostly used as textile materials while Anogeissus leiocarpus, Daniellia oliveri and Tectonia grandis were the most plants cited being used for cooking purposes. This study indicates that Abeokuta ecosystem is characterized by economically valued trees used for building construction, textile materials and cooking purposes.