Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
A study of family Cyperaceae from JP. Nagar (Amroha) district of Uttar Pradesh
Author(s): Shiv Pratap Singh, Beena Kumari
Abstract: The paper gives an account of sedges of the J. P. Nagar (Amroha) district. A total of 18 species under 7 genera were collected and identified during the year 2016 for the first time. Genus Cyperus found dominant having 8 species followed by Scirpus (3 species), Eleocharis and Fimbristylis (2 species) while Bulbostylis, Carex and Pycreus have 1 species each. Species were distributed widely in marshy places, rice fields, pond and in wetlands. The species are used economically as animal food, medicinal; while some as environmental and others are invasive.