Pax Herbarium is a project being executed under the auspices of Pax Herbal Research Laboratories
Plants Collected and analysed
Species of plant taxonomy identified
Plants documented and counting
In many indigenous communities, people no longer know the local names of herbs growing around them
People often mistake the identity of one plant for another especially for similar plants
Name and Origin
Information of historical value for plants are being lost when the discoverers are no more.
Our mission is to collect every plant species in Nigeria so that we can serve demand in aspects such as ethno-medicine and ethonotaxonomy and to defend any falsehood against the uses of plants and their history.
Systematic Plant Collection
In Pax herbarium we collect and preserve plant from all parts of the Nigerian. The specimen we collect includes indigenous and exotic plant species, and also naturalized plants.
Identification and Filing
Plants collected are initially sorted and given preliminary classification by collating staff. The scientist(s) in charge cross-check preliminary documentation. The supervising professor verify and validates documentations
- Curators, students and researchers from all over the country call in for identification of their plant specimen.
- Shows students and researchers the ease to propagate, scarify and bud plants.
- Serves as an educational centre for students in higher institutions.
- Shows students and researchers the practical meaning of phytosociology and phytogeography.
- Indicates safety measures in the consumption of plants.
- Documents the taxonomy of local herbs.
- Provides students with practical knowledge on plant anatomy and microscopy which is one of the basic aspects of plant taxonomy.
In many indigenous communities, people no longer know the local names of herbs growing around them. The name is essential because it contains a story. In Africa, names always carry meanings. To know the name of a person is to know a great part of their history. Every person, animal, plant and object has a name.
The pax herbarium is divided into two sections
- the carpological section and
- the voucher specimen section
Our mission is to collect every plant species in Nigeria so that we can serve your demand in aspect such as ethno-medicine and ethonotaxonomy and to defend any falsehood against the uses of plants and their history.
In Pax herbarium we collect and preserve plants from all quotas of the Nigerian vegetation. The specimen we collect includes indigenous and exotic plant species, and also naturalized plants.
We make our collections from Natural forest, forest reserves, forest regrowth, farms, savannah and swampy areas of the Nigerian delta
The carpological section of our herbarium is essentially made up of fruits and seed as the name imply. The specimens are preserved wet in preservatives in order to keep their morphology intact. This section is very useful when it comes to the study of fruiting season, but we go beyond that in order to satisfy human curiosity for the use of fruits/seeds as drugs, food, cosmetics, insecticides etc.
The voucher specimen section of the herbarium comprises of dried leaves, fruits, and flowers; poison, pressed and mounted on a sheet of cardboard paper and arranged according to an acceptable system of classification. This section of the herbarium contains phytomedicinal and ecological information of plants.