FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.1 PP 124-130
A DOCUMENTATION ON SPECIES DIVERSITY OF HIGHER PLANTS OF PALIWAL PARK, AGRA (U.P.) INDIA
JAYDEV OJHA, *R.K. AGNIHOTRI AND RAJENDRA SHARMA
Department of Botany,
SLS Khandari Campus,
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University,
AGRA- 282002
*Corresponding Author :
Email: rk_agnihotri@rediffmail.com
ABSTRACT
Agra is one of the largest districts of U.P. which is floristically very rich. In this region, there are many taxa which are not reported yet as in the form of floral documentations. The present study carried out on the flora of the Paliwal Park, Agra. It is spread over on area of around 70 acres (280,000 m2). In the present study a total of 76 plants species belong to 36 families have been recorded from this area. The most widely distributed plants were found in the family Moraceae (8), Caesalpiniaceae (7), Apocynaceae (5), Bignniaceae (5), Meliaceae (3) etc. There are 20 families representing only one genus and one species. The present information is important as it allows us to present or avoid the potential chance of biodiversity loss and to plan future policy for the protection of our environment.

Key words : Agra, Biodiversity, Environment, Families, Paliwal Park.
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