1. STUDY OF SELECTED CAMPUS FLORA OF MANDVI TOWN OF KACHCHH DISTRICT, GUJARAT, INDIA by KACHHOT, JAY J.1, MEGHNATHI, DHRUV H.2, CHUDASAMA, NILESH N.3, NAKRANI, UDIT A.4 AND MEHTA, P.K.5
Floral diversity is one of the most popular terms in conservation of biodiversity. Documentation of floral status of an existing area is very important in terms of future conservation plan. Now a day, urban ecology becomes the umbrella term which includes flora and fauna of cities, villages, public domestic, botanical gardens, unused agricultural land, road side areas, campus of Government offices, schools, colleges and Institutes. These urban ecosystems have great importance as they support multiple ecosystems. The present piece of work deals with campus flora of two ITI institutes and one Government office viz. Government Science College, ITI institute and magistrate office. The selected study covers approximately 14 acre area of land. Total 71 plant species of 66 genera belonging to 39 families have been recorded from the selected study area. All the collected plant species documented and arranged systematically. The present study provides the floristic status of selected study area which can be useful in the future of cultivation and conservation of urban ecosystem of the area.