NAME: Felix Ayotunde Oladele
Position: Professor
Phone: 08076550448
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1967, West African School Certificate, Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa
1969, Higher School Certificate, Loyola College, Ibadan 
1975, B.Sc (Hons) Botany, University of Lagos, Lagos
1981, Ph.D (Anatomy/Cell Ultrastructure, University of London, London


 1976, Graduate Assistant
1979, Assistant Lecturer
1981, Lecturer II
1983, Lecturer I
1986, Senior Lecturer
1992, Reader
1995, Professor

    1983, Chairman, Herbarium Committee
    1983, Faculty Examinations Coordinator
    1997, Head of Department (Biological Sciences)
    2005, Chairman, Environmental Protection Committee

1984, Conference Secretary, Launching of the Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON)
1987, Member of Council, Botanical Society of Nigeria
1990, Business Manager, Nigerian Journal of Botany


1989, Visiting Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Minna


  1. Oladele, F.A. (1982): Development of the crystalliferous cuticle of Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (A. Murr.) Parl. (Cupressaceae)  Botanical Journal of the Linnaean Society of London, 84,273-288.
  2. Alvin, K.L., Dalby, D.H. and Oladele, F.A. (1982): Numerical analysis of cuticular characters in Cupressaceae, In: The Plant Cuticle, Edited by D.F. Cutler, K.L. Alvin and C.E. Price, pp379-396 Academic Press Inc (London) Ltd.
  3. Oladele, F.A. (1983): Inner surface sculpture patterns of cuticles in Cupressaseae, Canadian Journal of Botany, 61, 1222 - 1231.
  4. Oladele, F.A. (1983): SEM study of stomatal complex configuration in Cupressaceae, Canadian Journal of Botany, 61, 1231 – 1240.
  5. Oladele, F.A. (1983): Patterns of cuticular sculpture in the hybrid Cupressocyparis leylandii (Jackson and Dallimore and its putative parents). New Phytologist, 94, 293 – 296.
  6. Oladele, F.A. (1983): Electron microscopy in Plant identification In: Technological Development and Nigerian Industries by B.J. Olufeagba, J.S.O. Adeniyi and M.A. Ibiejugba, pp 409 – 414.
  7. Oladele F.A., Fawole, M.O. and R.B. Bhat (1985): Leaf anatomy of Parkia clappertoniana. Korean Journal of Botany, 28, 21 – 28.
  8. Oladele, F.A. and F.T. Jaiyeola (1986): Fibre dimensions in the xylem of Amaranthus spinosus L., Nigerian Journal of Biological Sciences, 1,25 - 32
  9. Oladele, F.A. (1986): Secondary thickening of the stem in Amaranthus hybridus subsp cruentus (L) Thell. Korean Journal of Botany, 29, 129 – 133.
  10. Oladele, F.A. (1986): Taxonomic considerations of  the bast fibres in the genus Sida L Malvaceae in Nigeria. Korean Journal of Botany, 29,135 – 143.
  11. Oladele, F.A., M.O. Fawole and S.O. Oyewole (1987): Comparative testa anatomy of dark-brown and red-brown seeds of Parkia  clappertoniana, The Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 2,39 – 44.
  12. Alabi, R.O. and Oladele, F.A. (1988): Threatened habitats of Encephalartos barteri in Kwara state. The Nigerian Field, 53, 23 – 30.
  13. Oladele,F.A. and Daodu, I.O. (1988): Stem anatomical indices for suitability of Gomphrena celosioides  as a revegetation plant. Nigerian Journal of Botany 1, 1-4.
  14. Oladele, F.A. (1988): A correlative study of variation pattern of stem and fibre dimensions in Amaranthus spinosus L. Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied sciences, 3, 19 – 22.
  15. Oladele, F.A. (1990): Xylem fibres in the Nigerian species of Sida L. (Malvaceae). Bioscience research Communications, 2, 39 – 47.
  16. Oladele, F.A. and Yisa, A.B. (1989): Frequencies of dominant tree species used as sources of fuel wood in Ilorin Local Government Area, Kwara State. Bioscience Research Communication 1, 19 – 20.
  17. Oladele, F.A. (1990): Leaf epidermal features in Vernonia amygdalina and  V.  cinerea. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 3, 71 – 77.
  18. Oladele, F.A. (1991a): Foliar fibres and trichomes in Vitellaria paradoxa Bioscience Research Communications. 3, 227 – 230.
  19. Oladele, F.A. (1991b): Essentials and Applications of Wood Anatomy. J.O. Olatiregun Co. Ilorin.
  20. Oladele, F.A. (1993): Stem tissue characteristics in some herbaceous Composition and relevance to pulp and paper making. Journal of Plant anatomy and Morphology, 6,165 – 172.
  21. Oladele, F.A. and Ake, M.D. (1994): Dimensional characteristics of fibres in some Sida species. Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 9, 301 – 310.
  22. Oladele, F.A. (1994): Theoretical penetrability of wood vessel members to some oils in Vitellaria paradoxa, Parkia biglobosa and Daniellia oliveri. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 7, 35 – 38.
  23. Ogunkunle, A.T.J. and Oladele, F.A. (1997): Stomatal complex types in some Nigerian species of Ocimum, Hyptis and Tinnea. Bioscience Research Communications, 9, 93 – 100.
  24. Olofinobinu, O.E. and Oladele, F.A. (1997): Stomatal complex types and transpiration rate in some afforestation trees. Bioscience Research Communications, 9, 121 – 126.
  25. Ogunkunle, A.T.J. and Oladele, F.A. (2000): Diagnostic value of trichomes in some Nigerian species of Ocimum, Hyptis and Tinnea. Journal of Applied Sciences, 3, 1163 – 1180.
  26. Obiremi, E.O. and Oladele, F.A. (2001): Water-conserving stomatal system in selected Citrus species. South African Journal of Botany, 67, 258 – 260.
  27. Oladele, F.A. (2002). The Only One We Have. The 62nd Inaugural Lecture, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.
  28. Ogunkunle, A.T.J., Afolabi, O.O. and Oladele, F.A. (2003): Structure and potential of Gmelina arborea wood as a source of dietary fibre in foods. Science Focus: International Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences,
  29. AbdulRahaman, A.A. and Oladele, F.A. (2003). Stomatal complex types, stomatal size, density and index in some vegetable species in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 16, 144 - 150
  30. Ogunkunle, A.T.J., and Oladele, F.A. (2004): Ethnobotanical study of fuel wood and timberwood consumption and replenishment in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 91, 223 – 236.
  31. Ogunkunle, A.T.J., Oladele, F.A. and Ayinde, K. (2004). A model for optimizing the use of Gmelina arborea wood in pulp and paper making. Science Focus: International Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences. 7, 104 – 112.
  32. AbdulRahaman, A.A. and Oladele, F.A. (2004). Types, density and frequencies of trichomes in some Nigerian vegetable species. Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 19: 1653 – 1658.
  33. Oyeleke, M.O.; AbdulRahaman, A.A. and Oladele, F.A. (2004). Stomatal anatomy and transpiration rate in some afforestation trees species. NISEB Journal, 4, 83 – 90.
  34. AbdulRahaman, A.A. and Oladele, F.A. (2005). Stomatal, trichomes and epidermal cells as diagnostic feature in six species of the genus Ocimum. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 18, 214 – 223.
  35. Oladele, F.A. (2005). The Creation /Evolution Controversy; a dispassionate appraisal. Confluence of Religions and Science, 1, 47 – 50.

    Frequency of Stomatal Complex Types in some ornamental plants.


  1. Staff Seminar on Cuticle ultrastructure on Chamaecyparis lawsoniana (1985).
  2. NISEB Seminar on Leaf epidermis of citrus species, (2000).
  3. Local Society Initiative Seminar on ”Will Science Displace Religion?” (2005).    

Teaching of such courses as Plant Anatomy, Plant Taxonomy, Conservation and Development of Forest Resources, Plant and Environmental Impact Assessment, Botany in Landscape Management.