Floristic diversity of Arumanalloor wetland in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu
Ani Besant S, A Anami Augustus Arul
The current research was carried out to investigate the wetland diversity of Arumanalloor in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. An extensive floristic survey with regular field visits was conducted during 2019 – 2020. During the field visits total of 103 species belong to 94 genera and 48 families have been reported. Out of these 103 species recorded, 13 species belong to pteridophytes, 64 species belong to dicotyledons, 26 species belong to monocotyledons were reported. Poaceae was the most dominant family with 11 plant species followed by Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae and Pteridaceae. As a result, the regular floristic surveys are needed to examine and maintain the wetland diversity.