Main Article Content
The present paper focuses on the herbaceous and woody climbers of Saharanpur District. A total of 66 species of herbaceous climbers, 33 species of woody climbers, 15 species of climbing shrubs, and two species of parasitic climbers belonging 27 different families have been recorded. Climbers belonging to the families such as Convolvulaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Fabaceae, and Apocynaceae were found to be dominant in this region. This study also records the occurrence of 14 species of threatened climbers.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors own the copyright to the articles published in JoTT. This is indicated explicitly in each publication. The authors grant permission to the publisher Wildlife Information Liaison Development (WILD) Society to publish the article in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. The authors recognize WILD as the original publisher, and to sell hard copies of the Journal and article to any buyer. JoTT is registered under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which allows authors to retain copyright ownership. Under this license the authors allow anyone to download, cite, use the data, modify, reprint, copy and distribute provided the authors and source of publication are credited through appropriate citations (e.g., Son et al. (2016). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the southeastern Truong Son Mountains, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(7): 8953–8969. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.27188.8.131.5253-8969). Users of the data do not require specific permission from the authors or the publisher.
Barik, S.K., O.N. Tiwari, D. Adhikari, P.P. Singh, R. Tiwary & S. Barua (2018). Geographic distribution pattern of threatened plants of India and steps taken for their Conservation Current Science 3: 114. https://doi.org/10.18520/cs/v114/i03/470-503
Bongers, F., M.P. Parren & D. Traoré (2005). Forest climbing plants of West Africa: Diversity, Ecology and Management. CABI Publishing Wallingford UK, 273pp. https://doi.org/10.1079/9780851999142.0000
Brandis, D. (1824–1906). Indian Tress: an account of trees, shrubs, woody climbers, bamboos and palms indigenous or commonly cultivated in the British Indian Empire. A constable, London, 776pp.
DeWalt, S.J., K. Ickes, R. Nilus, K.E. Harms & D.F. Burslem (2006). Liana habitat associations and community structure in a Bornean lowland tropical forest. Plant Ecology 186(2):203–216. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11258-006-9123-6
Dewalt, S.J., S.A. Schnitzer & J.S. Denslow (2000). Density and diversity of lianas along a chronosequence in a central Panamanian lowland forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 16(1): 1–19.
Duthie, J.F. (1903–1929). Flora of the Upper Gangetic Plain and of the Adjacent Siwalik and Sub-Himalayan Tract. Calcutta, India.
Emmons, L.H. & A.H. Gentry (1983). Tropical forest structure and the distribution of gliding and prehensile-tailed vertebrates. The American Naturalist 121(4): 513–524.
Galetti, M. & F. Pedroni (1994). Seasonal diet of capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) in a semi deciduous forest in south-east Brazil. Journal of Tropical Ecology 10(1): 27–39. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266467400007689
Gentry, A.H. (1991). The distribution and evolution of climbing plants, pp. 3–49. In: Putz, F.E. & H.A. Mooney (eds.). The Biology of Vines. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
Ghosh, A. & P.K. Mukherjee (2006). Diversity of Climbers and Lianas of North Andaman. National Conference on Forest Biodiversity Resource: Exploration, Conservation and management. Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai.
Ghosh, A. &Pandey, H.P. (2014). Diversity and distribution of climbing plants in semi evergreen forest of north Andaman Islands, India. International Journal of Biodiversity & Environment 4(1) 10–19.
Gianoli, E. (2015). The behavioural ecology of climbing plants. AoB PLANTS 7: plv013. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plv013
Hladik, A.(1978). Phenology of leaf production in rain forest of Gabon: distribution and composition of food for folivores, 51–71. Proceedings of the symposium titled The Ecology of arboreal Folivores, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington.
Hooker, J.D. (1876). The Flora of British India. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India.
Hooker, J. D. (1872–1897). “Flora of British India,” Vol. I-VII, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, India (Reprint).
Jain, S.K. & R.R. Rao (1976). A Handbook of Field and Herbarium Methods. Today and Tomorrow’s Printers & Publishers, New Delhi, 157pp.
Jongkind, C.C.H. & W.D. Hawthorne (2005). A botanical synopsis of the lianas and other forest climbers. Forest climbing plants of West Africa: diversity, ecology and management 19–39.
Kanjilal, U.N. (1928). Forest Flora of Chakrata, Dehradun and Saharanpur Forest Division. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun, 558pp.
Maheshwari, J.K. (1963). The Flora of Delhi. CSIR, New Delhi, 465pp.
Malik V. (2016). The conservation status of Derris scandens Benth. var. saharanpurensis (Thoth.) Thoth. (Fabaceae): a climber endemic to Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8(5): 8837–8840. https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.28184.108.40.20637-8840
Malik, V., I Mohammad & Pranita (2012).Enumeration of exotic plants of western Uttar Pradesh. Indian Forester 138(11): 1033–1040.
Muthuramkumar, S. & N. Parthasarathy (2001). Tree-liana relationships in a tropical evergreen forest at Varagalaiar, Anamalais, Western Ghats, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 17(3): 395–409.
N Kouamé, F., F.J.J.M. Bongers, L. Poorter & D. Traoré (2004). Climbers and logging in the Forêt Classée du Haut-Sassandra, Côte-d’Ivoire. Forest ecology and management 194(1–3): 259–268.
Parthasarathy, N., S. Muthuramkumar & M.S. Reddy (2004). Patterns of liana diversity in tropical evergreen forests of peninsular India. Forest Ecology and Management 190(1): 15–31.
Pérez-Salicrup, D.R., A. Claros, R.Guzmán, J. Carlos Licona, F. Ledezma, M.A. Pinard & F.E. Putz (2001). Cost and efficiency of cutting lianas in a lowland liana forest of Bolivia. Biotropica 33(2): 324–329.
Prasad, P.R.C., C.S. Reddy, R.K.V. Iakshmi, P.V. Kumari & S.H. Raza (2009). Angiosperms of North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. Check list 5(2): 254–269.
Putz, F.E.(1984). The natural history of lianas on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Ecology 65(6): 1713–1724.
Putz, F.E. & D.M. Windsor (1987). Liana phenology on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Biotropica 334–341.
Reddy, M.S. & N. Parthasarathy (2003). Liana diversity and distribution in four tropical dry evergreen forests on the Coromandel coast of south India. Biodiversity & Conservation 12(8): 1609–1627.
Richards, P.W.(1952). The Tropical Rain Forest; An Ecological Study. At The University Press, Cambridge, 450pp.
Schimper, A.F.W.(1903). Plant-Geography Upon A Physiological Basis. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 839pp.
Schnitzer, S.A. & F. Bongers (2002). The ecology of lianas and their role in forests. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 17(5): 223–230.