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A study of antibacterial activity was carried out to compare the effectiveness of two varieties of F. deltoidea; var. bilobata and var. angustifolia as antibacterial agents against three bacteria; P.aureginosa, S.aureus, and B.subtilis using methanol and aqueous solvents. The results show both methanol and aqueous leaf extracts of both varieties were able to inhibit the growth of all three bacteria with minimal inhibition concentration of 25 mgmL-1. The stem aqueous extracts of both varieties also showed inhibition zones against two bacteria, P.aureginosa and S.aureus at minimal inhibition concentration of 100 mgmL-1 but no inhibition zone observed from methanol stem extracts of both varieties.