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Ethnobotanical Survey of Aromatic Plants of Masako Forest Reserve ( Kisangani, DR CONGO)


J.P. Mbula, J.T.K. Kwembe, D.D. Tshilanda, J. Asimonio, A. Toegaho, D.S.T. Tshibangu, K.N. Ngbolua, M.T. Bokota and P.T. Mpiana

1Faculté des Sciences, Université de Kisangani, B.P. 2012 Kisangani, D R Congo
2Faculté des Sciences B.P. 190 Kinshasa XI, D R Congo
3Centre de Surveillance de la Biodiversité, Université de Kisangani, DR Congo


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Received: January 15, 2015,   Accepted: February 27, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

An ethnobotanical survey was conducted in Masako forest reserve, at Kisangani city located in the north-east of DR Congo in order to collect, identify and determine botanical parameters of aromatic plants. Forty three aromatic plants species corresponding to eleven families and twenty nine genera were identified. They are mainly woody plants and all of them are spontaneous. The majority of these plants are trees (77%) found in the forest. Meliaceae is the most represented family (35%). Mesophanerophytes (54%) is the principal biological type and the Centro Guinean species are the most represented (56%). Twenty two plants are used as medicines among which Citrus medica, Afrostyrax kamerunensis, Scorodophloeus zenkeri, Hua gaboni, Afrostyrax lepidophyllum are the most cited. Decoction is the most used mode in therapeutic and leaves are the most used part.


Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey, aromatic plants, Masako, DR Congo.


Citation:

Mpiana P.T. et al.. (2015). Ethnobotanical Survey of Aromatic Plants of Masako Forest Reserve ( Kisangani, DR CONGO). J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology, V2I3 DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V2I3.04


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© 2015 Mpiana P.T.. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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