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 N1003000 and longitude E 780 3500. 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