Science, Technology & Public Policy
Volume 1, Issue 1, June 2017, Pages: 23-28
Received: Mar. 5, 2017;
Accepted: Mar. 27, 2017;
Published: Apr. 14, 2017
Views 824 Downloads 62
Dharmendra Singh, Department of Biological Sciences, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria
The Aliero local government area is located at approximately latitudes 11°03'S, 12°47'N and longitudes 3°6'W and 4°27'E. In kebbi state, north western part of Nigeria, It also has a total area of 412 square kilometer and is bordered in the east by Tambuwal Local government area of Sokoto state in the North West by Birnin Kebbi local government area in the South West by Jega local government area. The study was carried out in Aliero local government area, Kebbi state Nigeria. Leaf exchange is crucial in the lifecycle patterns of a tree species, these also includes leaf fall, leaf emergence, leaf flush, death or senescence (leaf onset and leaf offset). The study of leaf dynamics is termed leaf Phenology. Phonological phases are reoccurring biological events that signal changes in climate, environmental conditions and genetic factors during the developmental growth of plants. Cassia Sieberiana L trees maintained significant foliage was recorded in March in individuals which did not become leafless.
Leaf Phenology of Cassia sieberiana L. in Ksusta Campus of Kebbi State, Nigeria, Science, Technology & Public Policy.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2017, pp. 23-28.
Copyright © 2017 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Borchert, R., RiveraG. and Hagnauer, W. (2002). Modification of vegetative phenology in a tropical semi-deciduous forest by abnormal drought and rain. Biotropica. 34: 27-39.
Chapin, F. S., Bert-Harte, M. S. Hobbies, S. and Zhong, H (1996). Plant functional types as predicators of the transient respond of arctic vegetation to global change. J. vegetation Sci. 7: 347-357.
Devinean, J. L. (1999). Seasonal rhythms and phonological plasticity of savannah woody species in a fallow farming system (south-west Burkina Faso). J. Trop. Ecol. 15: 497-513.
Eamus, D. and Prior, L. (2001). Ecophysiology of trees of seasonally dry tropics: Comparisons among phenologies. Adv. Ecol. Res. 32: 113-197.
Iloeje, N. P (1980). A new Geography of Nigeria. New Revised Edition, Longman, Nigeria. Pp 62-63.
Keatly, M. (2000). Influences on the flowering phenology on three Eucalyplus. Proceeding of ICB. ICUC, 99, Syndney, WMO/TD NO. 1026. Geneva.
Medina, E. (1995). Diversity of life forms of higher plants in neotropical dry forests. In Seasonally Dry Tropical Forests (eds Bullock, S. H., Mooney H. A and Medina, E.), Cambridge university Press, Cambridge. pp. 221-242.
Morellato, L. P. C. and Hadded, F. B. (2000). The Brazilian Atlantic Rainfores. Biotopicaspezial issue. 32: NO. 46.
Reich, P. B., Uhl, C., Walters, M. B., Prugh, L. and Ellsworth, D. S. (2004). Leaf demography and phenology in Amazonian rain forest: A census of 40000 leaves of 23 tree species. Ecol. Monogr.
Rivera, G., Elliott, S., Caldas, L. S., Nicolossi, G., Coradin, V. T. R. and Borchert, R. (2002). Increasing day-length induces spring flushing of tropical dry forest trees in the absence of rain. Trees. 16: 445-456.
Sharma, P. D (2010) Ecology and Environment, Rastogi Publication Meerut, India. Pp 600.
Singh, D and Abubakar, A (2012). Phenology of selected woody species found in Kebbi state, North-Western part of Nigeria, flora of West tropical Africa. National journal of life Sciences Vol. 9 (1) 1-14.
Singh, D (2013) Phenology of selected Tree and Shrubs species found in Aliero Local Government Area, Kebbi State, Nigeria. Equity journal of Sciences and Technology Vol. 1 (1) 23-26.
Singh, D and Abubakar, A (2013). Study of weed Flora of Kebbi State, Nigeria, West Tropical Africa. Life Sciences Bulletin Vol. 10 (2) 329-333.
Singh, D and Aliero, M. S (2013). Paradox of leaves Phenology of Adansonia digitata L. in Aliero Local Government Area of Kebbi State, Nigeria, West Africa. Biological and Environmental Sciences journal or the Tropics Vol. 10 (1) 147-150.
Singh, D (2015). Floristic Diversity of Kebbi State Nigeria, West tropical Africa. Lap Lambert Academic Publishing Germany. Pp 145.