Angiosperm diversity in Doaba region of Punjab, India

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Kuljinder Kaur
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5363-6246
M.C. Sidhu
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4391-0202
A.S. Ahluwalia
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1136-7310

Abstract

The angiosperms diversity was studied in Doaba region of Punjab, India. A total of 464 species belonging to 337 genera and 99 families were recorded during this study. Of these, 88% are dicots and the remaining (12%) are monocots. The data contain wild, cultivated and ornamental species. Fabaceae is the most dominant family with 60 species followed by Asteraceae (33), Poaceae (29), Euphorbiaceae (20), Amaranthaceae (18), Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae (17 each). Amongst all the recorded species, 255 were herbs, 65 shrubs, 85 trees and 59 climbers. Six species have been added to the flora of Punjab. Present investigation has indicated that, Doaba region of Punjab has rich angiosperm diversity and need of the hour is its documentation and conservation.

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Kaur, K., Sidhu, M. and Ahluwalia, A. 2017. Angiosperm diversity in Doaba region of Punjab, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 8 (Aug. 2017), 10551–10564. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2748.9.8.10551-10564.
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Kuljinder Kaur, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector- 14, Chandigarh, Punjab 160014, India

Punjab Biodiversity Board, Chandigarh

M.C. Sidhu, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector- 14, Chandigarh, Punjab 160014, India

Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

A.S. Ahluwalia, Department of Botany, Panjab University, Sector- 14, Chandigarh, Punjab 160014, India

Botany Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh

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