International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

A taxonomic and vegetative analysis of Palamalai Hill, Coimbatore


Balaji Ragunathan, Prabakaran Raju

The present study is focused on the taxonomic and vegetative analysis of Angiospermic plants in Palamalai area. There are 72 species identified and belongs to 59 genera and 34 families. The vegetative analysis of Palamalai resulted that the following plants, Indigofera colutea (0.2 – 1.6 %), Sarcostemma viminale subsp. Brunonianum (0.4 – 2.4 %), Acalypha fruticosa (5 – 7.2 %), Pleiospermium alatum (0.4 – 1.6%) and Gyrocarpus americanus (0.4 – 1.6 %) has high species density. It also resulted that the following plants, Blepharis maderaspatensis (20 – 30 %), Dioscorea oppositifolia (34 – 38 %), Acalypha fruticosa (60 – 65 %) and Gyrocarpus americanus (40 – 43 %) has high species frequency. Based on this study the taxonomic and vegetative wealth of Palamalai hill was recognized and reported.
Pages : 38-42