Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)
Ethnobotanical study of ornamental plants met in the city of man, Cote D’ivoire
Author(s): Ta Bi Irié Honoré, N Guessan Koffi
Abstract: To determine the plants used in ornamentation of Man city (Côte d'Ivoire), investigations were carried out ten (10) districts of the city: Air France, Campus, Commerce, Domoraud, Doyagouné, Gbèpleu, grand gbapleu, Koko, Libreville and Lycée. The method used for these investigations is the traveling inventory, which consists of traveling through the city in different directions and identifying all the plant species with decorative potential. We identified 36 ornamental plants belonging to 20 botanical families. The Euphorbiaceae family is the most represented with 4 species followed by the Caesalpiniaceae and Rubiaceae families for 3 species. The exciting parts of these decorative plants are flower, leaf and harbor. The flower is the most abundant part listed. In relation to the specific frequencies, the statistical treatment revealed six very common plants: Polyalthia longifolia (Fs = 7.98 %), Caesalpcherrina pulcherrina (Fs = 7.51 %), Caladium bicolor (Fs = 7.51 %), Centratherum punctatum (Fs = 6.8 %), Codiaeum variegatum (Fs = 6.72 %) et Bougainvillea glabra (Fs = 6.18 %). This study showed a diversity of plants used by the population of Man in ornamentation. This study allowed us to know the ornamental plants of Man city like some cities of the country such as Abidjan and San-Pédro.