Ethnobotanical study of Buru Community Forest, Taraba State, Nigeria

Aderopo Akinsoji, Doris Omoigui, Lanre Amos Ogunyebi


An ethnobotanical study of Buru Community Forest was conducted using Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques. A total of 91 species of plants belonging to 43 Families with high endemicity were recorded. The dominant families were Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Meliaceae. Many species such as Tetrapleura tetrapetra, Phyllanthus mullerianus, Sarcocephalus latifolius and Aframomum melegueta had multiple uses. The three major uses of the species are for medicinal (39 species), edible (33 species) and construction purposes (30 species).

Keywords: Buru community forest, Ethnobotanical, Participatory Rural Appraisal technique.

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