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Floristic diversity and phyto-sociological studies of Sanjavanam sacred grove in G. Madugula Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, AP, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530003, AP, India
  • 2Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530003, AP, India
  • 3Department of Botany, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam – 530003, AP, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 37-47, April,22 (2017)

Abstract

The floristic diversity and phyto-sociological studies of the Sanjavanam sacred grove in G. Madugula Mandal, Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh, India were investigated. For quadrate studies 0.5 hectare of forest stands of the sacred grove area was selected and 10 sample quadrates’ 1m × 1m for herbs, 5m × 5m for shrubs and 10m × 10m for trees, were laid down randomly for vegetation analysis. A total of 155 species was recorded on enumeration, of which 55 trees, 25 shrubs, 60 herbs and 15 climbing species are noted from random quadrates covering 0. 5 hectare area.

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