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Floristic analysis of Badro Mountain (Khirthar range), District Dadu, Sindh, Pakistan

Muzafar H. Sirohi, Ameer A. Mirbahar, Shakeel A. Khaskheli, Naeema K. Khaskheli, Bahram Chachar, Abdul Majid, Mumtaz A. Saand

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Int. J. Biosci.15(1), 270-276, July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.1.270-276


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The Badro Mountain is a part of Kirthar Mountain range, which is important for its ecological value and conservation of species and habitats. The areas is becoming popular among the tourists and nature lovers for its wide variety of ecological features which support the range of biological diversity. We surveyed the Badro Mountain and its base area for floristic inventory. The entire collected plant specimens were processed through recommended methods for drying and preparing herbarium sheets and preserved, for future reference, at Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur, Sindh. The study recorded 64 floral species of 25 plant families. The species of family Poaceae (21%), Fabaceae (14%), and Apocynaceae (6%) were found to be more frequent in the study area. More than 75% of the identified species were perennial. The vegetation was dominated by a higher number of shrub species (40%) followed by herbs (38%). The analysis revealed the Phanerophyte (36%) and Chamaephyte (27%) as a common life forms of the species. The study also recorded a critically endangered species, Convolvulus scindicus (Convolulaceae). Conservative measures are required to protect the declining population of threatened species. The study demonstrates vegetation variations and plant biodiversity conservation in arid mountainy region of Kirthar ranges of Sindh.


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