Medicinal plants used in treating snakebites in Benue State, Nigeria

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4 March 2023
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This is an occurrence record of medicinal plants used by indigenous people in Benue state, Nigeria for the treatment of snake bites.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Onuminya T, Ogundipe O, Nodza G (2023): Medicinal plants used in treating snakebites in Benue State, Nigeria. v1.3. University of Lagos. Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 12a0e880-3b75-400d-8800-f3e2b7c4d050.  University of Lagos publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.


Occurrence; Snakebites; Ethnobotany; Medicinal Plants; Benue; Nigeria; Observation


Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
University of Lagos
Department Of Botany
23401 Akoka
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
George Nodza
  • Curator
  • Originator
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
+234 802 800 5129

Geographic Coverage

The study was done in Benue state Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Collection includes genus Annona, Anthocleista, Buchholzia, Rourea, Ceiba, Cnestis, Detarium, Entada, Erythrina, Gossypium, Lophira, Morinda, Nicotiana, Olax, Piliostigma, Tinospora, Philenoptera

Phylum Tracheophyta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2017-12-01

Project Data

Mobilization of specimen data from the Lagos Herbarium

Title Expanding the visibility of the Lagos Herbarium through Digitization and Mobilization of Plant Specimen Data
Identifier BID-AF2020-009-INS
Funding GBIF-BID Grant
Study Area Description Lagos, Nigeria

The personnel involved in the project:

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 12a0e880-3b75-400d-8800-f3e2b7c4d050