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New Guidebook

The New Year was welcomed by publication of the second in our series of pocket guide books. Common Plants of IITA by Forest Project manager Deni Bown, describes 64 of the most common trees, shrubs, climbers, and herbs (non-woody plants) found in the 1000-ha campus of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan. It includes mainly plants indigenous to southwest Nigeria, along with some exotics which are widely planted as ornamentals and in some cases have become invasive weeds. Get your copy now from the Forest Project office or flip through the pages on the website http://issuu.com/reforest-iita 

common plants of IITA

 
PLANT OF THE MONTH

African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

The African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), known as arere in Yoruba and obeche in Bini, is a large fast-growing tree, reaching 65 m (213 ft), usually with a straight trunk and buttresses up to about 8 m (26 ft) high. It belongs to the family Sterculiaceae and is common in semi-deciduous rainforests from Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo, including secondary forests where it may fill gaps as a pioneer species.

 
 PLANTS OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE
 
 
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