Phytosociological attributes of a tropical dry deciduous forest of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India

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Phytosociological attributes of a tropical dry deciduous forest of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India

M. K. Verma, R. K. Niranjan, Amit Pal
J. Bio. Env. Sci.3( 10), 86-99, October 2013.
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Abstract

The present investigation reflects the findings of phytosociological attributes which have been undertaken in the forests of Mahoba district of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, India. The vegetation types of district Mahoba is mainly Tropical dry mixed deciduous forest, consist of scrubs and thorn forest and grasslands. Vegetation analysis was conducted during 2007 to 2012. The survey documentation of the plant species in the different forests areas of Mahoba recorded 50 species of tree and 31 species of shrubs/herbs/climbers. Among the trees Anogeissus pendula and Butea monosperma showed maximum density (0.33/100 m2) and Flacourtia indica showed maximum density (7.3326/100 m2) among lower group. The basal area of different tree species varied between 4.9230 to 0.0134 m2/ha and Anogeissus pendula showed maximum basal area (4.9230 m2/ha) and the basal area of different shrub/herb/climber species varied between 0.3802 to 0.0004 m2/ha where Zizyphus nummularia showed maximum basal area (0.3802 m2/ha). The dominant tree species Anogeissus pendula exhibited higher IVI value (23.6317) and among shrub/herb/climber species Flacourtia indica exhibited higher IVI value (54.7403).

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