FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2017 Vol.23 No.2 PP 319-330
PHENOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR OF SOME SELECTED PLANT SPECIES OF KASUBAI-HARISHCHANDRAGARH WILD LIFE SANCTUARY IN AHMEDNAGAR (MS) INDIA
MOHAN B.WAMAN
Dr. D.Y. Patil Arts,
Commerce and Science College
AKURDI, PUNE- 411044 (M.S.) INDIA
(Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University)
*Corresponding Author : Email : wamanmohan19@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Phenological pattern of some selected plant species were monitored in the forest of Kasubai-Harishchandragarh Wildlife Sanctuary located in the northern part of Western Ghats, India. Vegetative and reproductive phenology of 85 plant species including 63 trees 4 climbers and 18 shrubs were recorded through frequent field visits in different seasons for three years. The phenological events were divided into vegetative and reproductive phases (flowering and fruiting). During summer season 64 plant species were reported in flowering while in winter 41 species have been recorded in flowering and 27 species were accounted in flowering during monsoon season.Similarly, 58 species in fruiting were noted in summer while 32 plant species documented to be in fruiting during winter and 30 plants were reported in fruiting throughout monsoon. Two species were reported to be in flowering and fruiting throughout the year. From the data it is observed that the peak period of flowering was in September to November (mostly shrubs) and March to May (trees).From such studies one can know the highest and lowest reproductive period of forest community.

Key words : Forest of Kasubai-Harishchandragarh, Phenology, Wildlife Sanctuary.
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