Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)
Diversity and economic importance of tree species in Narnala wildlife sanctuary (MS)
Author(s): Rupali Shirsat, Deepak Koche
Abstract: Narnala wildlife sanctuary encompasses a small part of southern region of Melghat tiger reserve, Amravati Division (MS). This area has rich floral and faunal diversity. Present study is focused on the floral diversity of Narnala wildlife sanctuary with special reference to tree species. This area has typical deciduous tree species with wide range of taxonomic diversity. Altogether 64 tree species from 30 plant families are identified taxonomically, and enumerated in present article. Members of Mimosaceae and Fabaceae were found as most common plant in this region. The tribal inhabitants of foothill were observed to use these plants and plant products for their livelihood as food, fodder, timber, medicine etc.