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Agricultural Journal
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 6  |  Page No.: 740 - 747

Flora Resources and Structure in Pandam Wildlife Park, Pandam, Plateau State, Nigeria

C. Akosim, B.T. Kwaga, A. Ali and G.S. Mamman    

Abstract: This study aimed at providing information on the species list and structure of flora resources in Pandam Wildlife Park. To achieve this, both plot and plotless methods for vegetation analysis were used. Girth at breast height was measured with diameter tape at 1.4 m above the ground and before the first branching. Height was measured by the angular pace method while crown area was determined from two perpendicular distances of tree canopy. Results obtained showed that there were 152 species of vascular plants belonging to 52 families. Frequency of species occurrence in the families ranged from 4.62% in Cyperaceae to 14.52% in Poaceae. Most of the trees were in the 0 50cm girth class category irrespective of the vegetation type. The Burkea woodland recorded the highest percentage of trees in the height class of 0 10 m while, the Riparian forest recorded the highest percentage of trees in the height class 20m. Crown cover ranged from 3754.30 m ha 1 in Burkea woodland to 9488.16 mha 1 in the Riparian forest.

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