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Status of some important pteridophytes from the parts of Northern Western Ghats of Maharashtra, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Abasaheb Marathe Arts and New Commerce, Science College, Rajapur, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 47-49, January,10 (2017)

Abstract

The present paper deals with the enumeration important ferns from Western Ghats, one of the World’s 12 mega-biodiversity hotspots. More than 30 species of pteridophytes were collected out of which some species have high medicinal importances which are being used in Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathic and other preparations. Some of them are playing an important role as horticultural plant. Moreover, the population studies in the present investigation indicate that there is reduction of the pteridophytic flora. The anthropogenic factors have posed a serious threat, due to which there is complete disappearance od some species. The rapidly shrinking fern cover of Northern Western Ghats prompted to ponder over the issue.

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