Survey of Endangered Woody Plants Species in Dandi Local Government Area, Kebbi State, North-Western, Nigeria


Authors : Umar Haruna; Dharmendra Singh; Jibrin Naka Keta

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7160171

Human actions threaten plant species diversity caused environmental crises. This study aimed to documenting diversity of endangered woody plant species in seven selected villages within Dandi Local Government area (LGA) using 150 semi-structural questionnaires and field point to point distance method. A total of 30 endangered woody plant species belonging to 20 families were documented and authenticated. The families of Mimosaceae and Caesalpiniaceae were recorded with the highest number of plant species (5) each, followed by Combretaceae(4), Moraceaeand Anacardiaceae (3) each while families Arecaceae, Bombacaceae, Myrtaceae, Balanitaceae, Ebenaceae, Meliaceae, Chrysobalanaceae, Verbenaceae, Sapotaceae, Lamiaceae had the lowest 1 each. Among all the species there were significant differences in the importance value index with species of Bombaxcostatum had (391.66) and Faidherbiaalbida (7.75) lowest value. Based on cumulative frequency of respondents Detariummicrocarpum were more used (170) compared to others species with Hyphaenethebaica(30) least uses. The lowest number of species under some families and importance value index justified that woody plant species in the study area are in endangered or threatened. Therefore, there is need for urgent necessary action to conserve these trees from human agitations.

Keywords : Survey, Woody plants, Threatened, Diversity and Dandi L.G.A

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