Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Floristic composition and diversity of Sree Andalur sacred grove, Kannur District, Kerala
Author(s): Aiswarya MS, Dr. A Arunprasath
Abstract: Sacred groves are virgin forests and acts as site for conservation of bio-resources and shows near climax vegetation of trees and associate groups of organisms, managed as a part of local cultural tradition. The present work was carried out in Sree Andalur Sacred Grove, Kannur district, Kerala. Geographically the place lies between 11˚47′40.797″ N latitude and 75˚28′37.9842″ E longitudes. The Thazhe Kavu, part of the Andalur Kavu, has the remnants of a sacred grove. About 101 plant species belonging to 40 families were collected from here. Plants were enumerated with botanical names, family, habit and local names. It includes 15 Trees, 37 Shrubs, 40 Herbs and 9 Climbers. The collected plants were preserved as herbarium.