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Phyto-Diversity Analyses and Conservation Status of Senaankoil Sacred Grove, Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu, India

Dhanasekar S, Muthukumar B

Abstract: Phyto-diversity analyses and conservation status of Senaankoil sacred grove was carried out to know the present floristic diversity and conservation status of the grove by the local community. This study area is located within latitude N10030?00?? and longitude E 780 35?00??. This present study area contributed 62 species together trees (18), shrubs (15) and herbs (29). Among them, the families Fabaceae (8 sp.) showed highest contribution followed by Acanthaceae, Apocynaceae and Rubiaceae (6 species each). Malvaceae 4 species and Rutaceae 3 species were also recorded and other families have contributed one to two species each. Phytodiversity indices such as Shannon - Weaver index, species richness index, evenness index and Simpson index also analysed to know vegetation status.

Keywords: Sacred grove, Conservation, Phyto-diversity, Shannon-Weaver index

Country: India, Subject Area: Biodiversity and Conservation

Pages: 343 - 350

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019

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Dhanasekar S, Muthukumar B, "Phyto-Diversity Analyses and Conservation Status of Senaankoil Sacred Grove, Pudukkottai District, Tamilnadu, India", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i3/show_abstract.php?id=ART20195947, Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019, 343 - 350

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