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The IITA Forest Project records biodiversity within the IITA campus, Ibadan, especially in lake and forest areas. These records focus on three main categories: flora and medicinal plants; birds; and butterflies. Photographs are an important part of the information. The photos in our gallery are by Deni Bown (plants), A.P.Leventis (birds) and Szabolcs Safian (butterflies). All text and images are the copyright of IITA. Please credit the photographer and IITA. For commercial use contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . To see more images of our work on Flickr, click here.

 
Callichilia barteri
Callichilia barteri
 Christmas rose, ògàn-ìbúlé (Combretum racemosum)
Christmas rose, ògàn-ìbúlé (Combretum racemosum)
Forest trail IITA
Forest trail IITA
Nervilia umbrosa
Nervilia umbrosa
arrow poison vine, ságèrè (Strophanthus hispidus)
arrow poison vine, ságèrè (Strophanthus hispidus)
réré, àjanréré (Trichilia monadelpha)
réré, àjanréré (Trichilia monadelpha)
Northern Carmine Bee Eater(Merops nubicus)
Northern Carmine Bee Eater(Merops nubicus)
Orange Cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda)
Orange Cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda)
Red vented Malimbe (Malimbus scutatus)
Red vented Malimbe (Malimbus scutatus)
African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ceyx pictus)
African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ceyx pictus)
African Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)
African Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)
Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus)
Bat Hawk (Macheiramphus alcinus)
common silver spot (Aphnaeus orcas) male
common silver spot (Aphnaeus orcas) male
friar (Amauris niavius)
friar (Amauris niavius)
blue-spotted charaxes (Charaxes etesipe) male
blue-spotted charaxes (Charaxes etesipe) male
blue policeman (Coeliades chalybe)
blue policeman (Coeliades chalybe)
citrus swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) male
citrus swallowtail (Papilio demodocus) male
lilac beauty (Salamis cacta)
lilac beauty (Salamis cacta)
PLANT OF THE MONTH

African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon)

The African whitewood (Triplochiton scleroxylon), known as arere in Yoruba and obeche in Bini, is a large fast-growing tree, reaching 65 m (213 ft), usually with a straight trunk and buttresses up to about 8 m (26 ft) high. It belongs to the family Sterculiaceae and is common in semi-deciduous rainforests from Sierra Leone to Gabon and Congo, including secondary forests where it may fill gaps as a pioneer species.

 
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