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An updated plant inventory and biological spectrum of Tracheophytes flora of upper Tanawal area on western borders of Lesser Himalaya

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Muhammad Farooq, Dr. Manzoor Hussain, Dr. Zafeer Saqib, Khalid Rasheed Khan, Dr. Abbas Hssain Shah, Dr. Azhar Mehmood, Saira Jabeen, Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba Shah, Waleed Anjum

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Int. J. Biosci.12( 3), 201-212, March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.3.201-212


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The current work was executed in Upper Tanawal which is situated in the mid of Western fragment of lesser Himalaya. The study area is situated between 34°.34.40´ N to 34°.48.88´ N latitude and 72°.84.27´ E to 73°.10.50´ E longitude. Upper Tanawal is rich in biodiversity. Preliminary plant inventory was the first of any kind of plant related research activity in the history of this area, but a lot of work was and still to be done for the completion of plant resource data. Current study is an attempt in this connection toward the compilation as well as completion of list of plant taxa inhabiting this hub of biodiversity. This area has housed noteworthy and impenetrable forest strands renowned for their habitat exceptionality to wharf number of pheasants and other biota. Due to security reasons and inferior situation of law and order compromising government writ the area remained scientifically as well departmentally unkempt consequential rapid and vigorous brutal deforestation. During this study the area was extensively visited and appraised. Plants were collected, preserved, identified and Submitted with herbarium Hazara University Mansehra. Results reflect that Upper Tanawal hosts 308 plant species of tracheophytes belonging to 243 genera placed in 92 tree families. Sixty-two (62) species are first record from the area.


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