Welcome to the Botany Department

Botany section is charged with carrying out ethnobotanical surveys, herbarium specimen preparation and botanical taxonomic identification. It is also involved in conservation of medicinal plants not limited to the following.

  • Documentation and publication of ethnobotanical information.

  • Development and maintenance of ethnobotanical data base.

  • Establishment and maintenance of a herbarium ( for medicine plants )

  • Collection and curation of plant specimens for the herbarium.

  • Scientific identification and collection of plant (medicinal) materials.

  • Botanical and taxonomic identification of plants (medicinal).

  • Development of propagation techniques for  medicinal plants nursery beds.

  • Documentation of management and post-harvest handling practices of medical plants.

  • Establishment and maintenance of botanical gardens in public and private places or areas