A checklist of the flowering plants of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Anoop Kumar
Omesh Bajpai
Ashish Kumar Mishra
Nayan Sahu
Soumit Kumar Behera
Surendra Singh Bargali
Lal Babu Chaudhary

Abstract

Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, a tropical moist deciduous forest along the Indo-Nepal boarder comprises of 778 species of angiosperms, out of which 613 species are dicots under 386 genera and 91 families and 165 species are monocots under 103 genera and 23 families.  It contains 82 species that are in cultivation and/or growing as alien invasives.  The species include 149 trees, 81 shrubs, 445 herbs and 103 climbers.  Fabaceae with 100 species and Poaceae with 65 species occupy the first position in dicots and monocots, respectively.  Cyperus with 14 species has been found to be the largest genus represented while 355 genera are represented by solitary species.  The present study enumerates all species of flowering plants occurring in the sanctuary area with their correct name along with first citation and some important references pertaining to the flora of the study area.  Important synonyms have also been provided.  For majority of species the representative voucher specimens have also been supplied.  The paper also briefly deals with the vegetation types of the area. The outcome of the work is based on extensive field survey of the area conducted during 2008–2011, study of literature and examination of specimens of earlier collections housed at BSA, BSIP, CDRI and LWG.


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Kumar, A., Bajpai, O., Mishra, A.K., Sahu, N., Behera, S.K., Bargali, S.S. and Chaudhary, L.B. 2015. A checklist of the flowering plants of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 7, 7 (Jun. 2015), 7309–7408. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o3257.7309-408.
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Author Biographies

Anoop Kumar, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Mr. Anoop Kumar works on angiosperm taxonomy since last four years on different aspects including flora of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh.

  

Omesh Bajpai, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Mr. Omesh Bajpai works on taxonomy and phenology of tree flora of terai region including Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary since last four years.

 

Ashish Kumar Mishra, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Mr. Ashish K. Mishra works on plant ecology and phytosociology of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary since last four years.

 

Nayan Sahu, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Mr. Nayan Sahu works on phytosociology and ecophysiology of Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary since last four years.

 

Soumit Kumar Behera, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Mr. Soumit K. Behera works on plant ecology since last 10 years including Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

Surendra Singh Bargali, Department of Botany, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Prof. Surendra Singh Bargali works on different aspects of ecology and guides PhD students.

Lal Babu Chaudhary, Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001, India

Dr. Lal Babu Chaudhary works on angiosperm taxonomy since last 24 years including tree flora of Uttar Pradesh and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

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