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Invasive Alien Angiospermic plants from Chamorshi Tahsil of Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Higher Learning and Research Centre, Janata Mahavidyalaya, Chandrapur, 442 401, MS, INDIA
  • 2N.E.S. Science College, Nanded, MS, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 40-45, December,10 (2015)

Abstract

Present study from Chamorshi Tahasil of Gadchiroli District Maharashtra,(India) represents 47 invasive alien angiospermic plant species belonging to 25 families and 40 genera with its additional information on nativity, life form, habitat, habit and introduction mode. About 63% of the invasive alien species contributes from Tropical America and 8% from Tropical Africa. An analysis shows that mostly dicots about 95 % introduced and monocot only of 05%, family asteraceae contributed more species (08 species), followed by Amaranthaceae and Convolvulaceae (04 species each).Analysis of habitat shows that herbs dominates (40 species), followed by shrubs (06 species) and climber (01 species). An analysis of invasive alien species reveals that about 87%plants unintentionally introduced and only about 13% intentionally introduced.

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