Check List 11(1): e19155, doi: 10.15560/11.1.1557
Floristic diversity of classified forest and partial faunal reserve of Comoé-Léraba, southwest Burkina Faso
expand article infoAssan Gnoumou, Oumarou Ouedraogo§, Marco Schmidt|, Adjima Thiombiano§
‡ University of Ouagadougou; Aube Nouvelle University, Burkina Faso§ University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso| Goethe University; Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany
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: The classified forest and partial faunal reserve of Comoé-Léraba belongs to the South Sudanian phytogeographical sector of Burkina Faso and is located in the most humid area of the country. This study aims to present a detailed list of the Comoé-Léraba reserve’s flora for a better knowledge and conservation. Floristic inventories have permitted to record 540 plant species belonging to 342 genera and 91 families, thus representing 26.12% of Burkina Faso’s phytodiversity (2067 species). Fabaceae and Poaceae with 89 and 51 species respectively, were the dominant families. The vegetation is characterized by the dominance of both phanerophytes (45.51%) and therophytes (32.73%). The importance of Guineo–­Con­golian species proves that the Comoé-Léraba flora belongs to the Sudano–Guinean transition sector. Comoé-Léraba also accounts the highest number of exclusive species followed by the reserve of Sahel in the country. Exclusive species bring out its value in flora conservation.
protected area; phytodiversity; life form; phytogeography; savanna