Orchid resources of Poba Reserve Forest in Dhemaji district of Assam (India)
Jitu Gogoi, M Mathiyazhagan, Manuranjan Chutia, Dipon K Doley
India is one of the quintessential repositories of genetic resources of orchids having great potentiality in the field of floriculture, pharmacy and tourism. In India, North Eastern States including Assam plays an important role for orchid diversity. In Assam, Poba Reserve Forest (Dhemaji district) is rich in flora and fauna due to substantial rainfall, hilly location and various rivers such as Siang, Dibang and Lohit. There are 33 orchid species belonging to 24 genera enlisted in Poba reserve forest. But the orchid resources are lessening rapidly due to destruction, degradation and shrinkage of natural habitats and commercial exploitation. As part of the national plant conservation efforts, the present study proposes an attempt to explore the orchid resources of Poba Reserve Forest.
Jitu Gogoi, M Mathiyazhagan, Manuranjan Chutia, Dipon K Doley. Orchid resources of Poba Reserve Forest in Dhemaji district of Assam (India). International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 6, 2022, Pages 45-51