Survey of plant species in Cyrene (campus apollo) Shahat AL-Jabal AL-Akhdar, Libya


  • Hamida M. Hamad Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Omar AL-Mukhtar University, Libya
  • Ensaf, H. Dakeel Botany Department, Science Faculty, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda –Libya.
  • Fatma M. Alwishish Botany Department, Science Faculty, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda –Libya.
  • Inas Saed Botany Department, Science Faculty, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, Al-Bayda –Libya.



Keywords: Cyrene, survey, AL-Jabal AL-Akhdar, plant species.


The main objective of this study was to survey plants on the campus of Apollo, located in the Shahat area. The vegetation sampling was carried out between November 2021 to May 2023 with several field trips to the study area, and make a preliminary list dealing with the floristic composition.  194 species belonging to 160 genera and 57 families were recorded, identified in the Herbarium and arranged using the Engler system. Pteridophyta were represented by one species one family, and 4 species 3 families of Gymnosperms, while the remaining 53 families belong to Angiosperms, Dicotyledon were represented by 43 families 154 species and Monocotyledon 10 families 35 species. The most dominant families were Asteraceae (14%), Poaceae family (11%), followed by Fabaceae family (9%). As for life forms, they were classified according to Raunkiaer and were the most dominant as Therophytes (48%), Chamaephytes (15%), and Geophytes (11%).


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How to Cite

Hamad, H. M., Dakeel, E. H., Alwishish, F. M., & Saed, I. (2024). Survey of plant species in Cyrene (campus apollo) Shahat AL-Jabal AL-Akhdar, Libya. Scientific Journal for Faculty of Science-Sirte University, 4(1), 36–44.