Article Number: DRJA17087745
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ISSN: 2449-0814

Vol.2 (1), pp. 1-5, February 2014

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Original Research Article

Ethno-botanical survey of plants commonly used for ceremonial activities among Yoruba tribe of South West, Nigeria

Kadiri M1*

Ojewumi A. W2

Abiola, T.O3

Musa, A. Hussain4


Abstract

Ethno-botanical survey of plants commonly used for ceremonial activities among Yoruba tribe of South West, Nigeria was carried out. Data were collected to record scientific, common and family names and parts of the plants that are used and were summarized. The results showed that 31 species of different plants were included from 22 families are used in different ceremonial activities in Yorubas. The most frequently mentioned families was Sterculiaceae and others were from Fabaceae, Malvaceae and Palmae families. The plants part used were: leaves, flower, tuber, stem, bulbs, twigs, and fruits. Compared to those of others, fruits were the most frequently used for ceremony.


Key words: Ceremonial activities, Ethno-botanical survey, Yoruba tribe, Traditional ritual, cultural heritage.

 


 Received: December 10, 2013  Accepted: January 31, 2014  Published: February 28, 2014


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