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The Lagos Garden Show

On May 29 Deni Bown joined Desmond Majekodunmi and other presenters and guests on an edition of the radio program Green Hour in which the benefits of gardening and the aims of the Lagos Garden Show were discussed. The principal guest was Winihin Jemide who initiated and organized the 3-day event which this year was held in the Oriental Hotel from 30 May to 1 June. Two stands were taken by IITA, including one in which the Forest Project showcased its activities. Kunle Olasupo, Field Supervisor, set up the stand on 29 May and attended throughout. A great deal of interest was shown in the Forest Project's display of native trees and their fruits and seeds, and staff were interviewed by radio and television stations on various topics, especially non-timber forest products (NTPFs), such as medicinal plants.

Lagos Garden Show

 
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.

 
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