Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Diversity of grass flora of Moradabad district with special reference to their utility
Author(s): Rajkumar, Beena Kumari
Abstract: Within the wide diversity of flowering plants ‘Grasses’ are the one which can be found anywhere with great abundance. Grasses are the members of Poaceae (Gramineae) family which are the most vital part in our life as food, medicine, cattle-fodder and many different things. The rural people of Moradabad district use different parts of grasses in crude form as cure for many diseases. This paper deals with 62 grasses belonging to seven subfamilies and thirteen tribes. Sub- family Panicoideae exhibits maximum representation with 34 species followed by Chloridoideae with 14 species. Bambusa arundinacea Willd., Dendrocalamus strictus (roxb.) Nees., Leersia hexandra Sw., Thysanolaena maxima (roxb.) O. Kuntze are rare grasses of the study area.