African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Debre Libanos Wereda, Central Ethiopia

Seyoum Getaneh
  • Seyoum Getaneh
  • Deapartment of Biology, Arba Minch University, P.O. Box 21, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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Zerihun Girma*
  • Zerihun Girma*
  • Department of Wildlife and Eco-tourism, Hawassa University, P.O. Box 5, Hawassa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 18 May 2013
  •  Accepted: 11 June 2014
  •  Published: 31 July 2014

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