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Assessment of Floral Composition for the Restoration of Mount Bamboutos, Western Highlands of Cameroon

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1108827, PP. 1-11

Subject Areas: Plant Science

Keywords: Mount Bamboutos, Species, Restoration, Threatened

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The study was aimed at assessing the floral composition of the Mount Bamboutos landscape. A literature search was used to gather information about plants found in Mount Bamboutos. For field data collection, forest patches found along a proposed two-line transect of 12 km each were explored for the collection and identification of plant specimens. A total of 332 species of plants (herbs, shrubs, trees, lianas, climbers and epiphytes) were identified belonging to 89 families. Out of these, the Rubiaceae and Asteraceae had the highest number of species; 41 and 32 respectively. 18 species were identified as threatened in Mount Bamboutos. For the purpose of restoration, 57 species belonging to 25 families were proposed to be adapted to montane and sub-montane ecosystems.

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Nkembi, L. , Nkengafac, N. J. and Forghab, N. E. (2022). Assessment of Floral Composition for the Restoration of Mount Bamboutos, Western Highlands of Cameroon. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e8827. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1108827.

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