Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Ecological studies on some herbs and shrubs of Paniyali range of Kotdwara region, Uttarakhand, India
Author(s): Mehnaz Bano, Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Urfan, Mehjabi Ansari
Abstract: The aim of our present investigation was to provide basic information about floristic distribution and species diversity of Paniyali range located in Kotdwara region in Uttarakhand. In this region the climatic conditions favour the existence of a large number of plant species. Phytosociological data viz. plant species composition, density, frequency, dominance, IVI and FIV was determined. A total of 20 plant species belonging to13 families were encountered of which the maximum IVI was of Sida rhombifolia (26.6), followed by Cassia occidentalis (26.08). Apocynaceae and Malvaceae were the dominant families in the forest.