A fraction of angiosperms of Tehsil Banda Daud Shah district Karak Pakistan

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A fraction of angiosperms of Tehsil Banda Daud Shah district Karak Pakistan

Musharaf Khan, Abdur Rehman, Shahana Musharaf
J. Bio. Env. Sci.1( 6), 128-154, December 2011.
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The Flora of Banda Daud Shah is interesting because of the presence of both hills and plains in the area. The hills in most part of the area seem to be barren but many are rich in grasses, Rhazia stricta, Dodonaea viscose etc. The most important Agriculture crop is the wheat which is not so abundant, and mostly rain dependent. The fodder crops like Trifolium and Sorghum vulgare is also not common but Arachis hypogea is very common. The weed like Cirsium arvense, Asphodelus tenuifolius, Medicago liciniata, Papaver spp. and Silene conoidea are very common in wheat crop. Among the Xerophyts, Zizyphus spp. Calotropis procera, Acacia spp. etc, are common in the area. Total 24 monocot and 131 dicot species have been described in the area belonging to 54 families and 25 orders. The dominant families are Poaceae and Papilionaceae with 16 species, followed by Compositae with 13 species, Amaranthaceae, Cruciferae, Labiatae with 7 species each. The species and families have been arranged in the list according to Engler’s system of classification with modifications followed at Jafri’s Flora of Karachi.


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