STATUS OF FLORESTIC DIVERSITY OF ROADSIDE VEGETATION OF SELECTED AREA FROM KACHCHH DISTRICT, GUJARAT STATE
Keywords:Floral diversity, Roadsides vegetation, Mandvi, Bhuj, Kachchh.
AbstractFloral diversity is one of the most important words in the field of conservation of biodiversity. The study of floral diversity helps us to improve enumeration and documentation of the plant wealth, its Potentiality, and its significance in any given area. It also helps us to understand the basic aspects of ecology such as speciation, isolation, endemism, and evolution. Flora of any area is not fixed up and its floristic components change from time to time due to various abiotic and biotic factors. The floristic composition may be changed, the total number of species may be changed invasion of exotic species may be occurred, dominant species may be replaced by other species, etc. thus the floristic study is important for the documentation of the present status of the vegetation of the given area. The present study deals with the documentation of the floral diversity of the selected study site. i.e. road-side vegetation on the Mandvi-Bhuj highway. The study was carried using a random sampling method to enumerate the status of the floral diversity of the selected study site. A total of 56 species of 49 genera belonging to 28 families were recorded. Out of the total 56 species, trees were recorded with 18 species, shrubs were recorded with 9 species while herbs and climbers were recorded with 29 species, respectively. The focus of this study provides the Current status of a floristic wealth of the selected study site.
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