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Phytosociological characters and biodiversity of sacred grove a preliminary study

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University Gwalior, M.P. 474011, India
  • 2School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University Gwalior, M.P. 474011, India
  • 3School of Studies in Botany, Jiwaji University Gwalior, M.P. 474011, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (1), Pages 67-69, January,22 (2017)


The study was carried out to analyze both phytosociologically and quantitatively, the trees and shrubs of sacred grove ‘Siddhkho’ in Gwalior district of state Madhya Pradesh. Eight quadrats of each 20m × 20m for trees and 5m ×5m for shrubs were laid down in the total area of 7.5 ha. A total of 12 species of both trees and shrubs were found in which Anogeissus latifolia was dominated with frequency of 100%, density (34.875), relative density (85.32), relative frequency (29.62), abundance (34.875), relative dominance (20.61) and IVI (135.54).The quantitative measurements were carried out by Simpson index of diversity, Menhinick’s Richness and Shanon wiever index. The values were 0.73 for simpsons diversity index, 0.66 for Menhinick’s richness and 1.59 for shanon wiever index.


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