• D.A.‎ PATIL


Plant Invasion, Cyperaceae, Exotic species, Maharashtra.‎


Biological invasion of exotic species is thought as the second worst threat after habitat destruction. A wide knowledge gap in invasion biology exists especially in developing nations like India. This knowledge is vital for scientific and systematic management of biodiversity and environment of a region. The present author, therefore, draw attention to the exotic sedges, a much neglected group of plants, as occurring in the state of Maharashtra. A total of 25 exotic species belong to nine genera of the family Cyperaceae. Maximum exotic species pertain to genera viz., Cyperus (07), Fimbristylis (05), and Eleocharis (04). This is the first exclusive report on exotic sedges in the state of Maharashtra. A dire necessary is pointed out to have inventory nation-wide for this much overlooked group of plants as they also invade in agricultural lands and are responsible for economic loss.


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PATIL, D. (2022). EXOTIC SEDGES IN MAHARASHTRA STATE (INDIA): AN ASSESSMENT AND IMPLICATIONS. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, 153, 15–21. Retrieved from https://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/1650