Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 312

Full Length Research Paper

Impact of land-use on tree and fruit morphometric variation of the bitter kola (Garcinia kola Heckel) in Benin: Insight for domestication and production.

Colombe Dadjo
  • Colombe Dadjo
  • Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, Pan African University, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Mireille Toyi
  • Mireille Toyi
  • Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 P. O. Box 526, Cotonou, Republic Benin.
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Aggrey Bernard Nyende
  • Aggrey Bernard Nyende
  • Institute of Biotechnology Research, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Kolawole Valere Salako
  • Kolawole Valere Salako
  • Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d’Estimations Forestières, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, 04 P. O. Box 1525 Cotonou, Republic Benin.
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Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo
  • Achille Ephrem Assogbadjo
  • Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, 01 P. O. Box 526, Cotonou, Republic Benin.
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  •  Received: 06 August 2018
  •  Accepted: 05 September 2018
  •  Published: 30 September 2018


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