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Ogundipe, Oluwatoyin [1], Nodza, George [1].

A Rare and A New Orchid Record for Nigeria.

A Rare and A New Orchid Record for NigeriaGEORGE I. NODZA1*, TEMITOPE O. ONUMINYA2., OLUWATOYIN T. OGUNDIPE3 ., Vincent DROISSART4 & PHILLIP J.CRIBB5Molecular Systematics Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos State, Nigeria.4Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), Unité Mixte de Recherche AMAP (Botanique et Bioinformatique de l’Architecture des Plantes), Boulevard de la Lironde, TA A-51/PS2, F-34398 Montpellier Cedex5, France.4 Plant Systematics and Ecology Laboratory, Higher Teacher’s Training College, University of Yaoundé I, P.O. Box 047, Yaoundé, Cameroon. E-mail: lazandingnintedem@yahoo.fr5Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK.*Corresponding author. E-mail: Tel: +23408028005129. ABSTRACTGashaka Gumti National Park (GGNP) has been recognized as one of the surviving biodiversity hotspots in Nigeria with abundant species of flowering plants. Yet it remains poorly botanized with majority of the flora poorly studied, while the Orchidaceae constitute the least studied family in this area. Here, Rhipidoglossum polydactylum is reported for the first time in Nigeria. Holothrix aphylla, a rare plant which was last collected in Nigeria some 57 years ago, is also reported. The conservation status of these plants is discussed. Both plants were collected in a National Park that has not been spared from advancing anthropogenic change that is becoming a persistent problem globally. These species will contribute to our knowledge of the plant biodiversity of Nigeria. Keywords: Gashaka Gumti National Park, Montane vegetation, Chabbal Hendu, Gangirwal, fire dependent species

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1 - University of Lagos, Botany, University of Lagos , Akoka, Lagos, Lagos, 2341, Nigeria

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Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 30, Biogeography I
Location: 203/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Time: 2:45 PM
Number: 30006
Abstract ID:190
Candidate for Awards:None

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