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Research Paper | Forestry | India | Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014
Flora of Saraswati Plantation Wildlife Sanctuary (SPWS) and Bir Sonty Reserve Forest (BSRF) in District Kurukshetra, Haryana (India)
Abstract: During periodic visits (from February, 2008 to July, 2008), Scan sampling method (Altman, 1974) was followed to record flora in Saraswati Plantation Wildlife Sanctuary (SPWS) and Bir Sonty Reserve Forest (BSRF), Haryana (India). In the Saraswati Plantation Wildlife Sanctuary, 22 species of trees, namely, Acasia nilotica, A. Leucopholia, Albizza lebbek, Azadirachata indica, Bauhinia variegate, Butea monosperma, Cordea dichtoma, Crataeva nurvala, Dalbergia sissoo, Eukalyptus hybrid, Ficus bengalensis, Ficus glomerata, Ficus religiosa, Ficus rumphi, Morus alba, Parkinsonia aculeate, Prosopis cineraria, Prosopis juliflora, Salvadora oleoides, Tamarise aphylla, Tamarise cumini and Zizyphus mauritiana; 14 species of herbs and shrubs, namely, Adhatoda vasica, Argemone maxicana, Brassica campestris, Capparis sepiaria, Capparis desidua, Carissa opaca, Calotropis procera, Chenopodium album, Kochia indica, Solanum nigrum, Trifolium alexandarium, Triticum aestivum, Oryza sativa and Zizyphus mauritiana, and 9 species of grasses, climber and sedges, namely, Cuscuta reflexa, Desmostachya bipinnata, Cyprus rotundus, Cenchrus ciliaris, Dichanthium annuattum, Sporobolus marginatus, Saccharum spontaneum, Typha elephantia and Vetiveria zizanoides were recorded. All the same species (except 1 species of plant, namely, Ficus bengalensis) were prevalent in Bir Sonty Reserve Forest (BSRF). Order-wise percentage distribution of tree, herbs, shrubs, climbers, grasses and sedges species were also recorded from both study sites.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Flora, Sanctuary, Forest, Haryana
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014,
Pages: 1774 - 1778