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Volume 5 Issue 1
January-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR1801204

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1091-1095

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Diversity of Pteridophytes along the Stretches of Thamiraparani River (West), Kanyakuamri District, Tamilnadu, India

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2349-5162

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"Diversity of Pteridophytes along the Stretches of Thamiraparani River (West), Kanyakuamri District, Tamilnadu, India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 1, page no.1091-1095, January-2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1801204.pdf

Abstract

An enumeration of pteridophytes was undertaken in the downstream reaches of Thamiraparani river, Southern Western Ghats. Sixty five species of pteridophytes belonging to 23 families and 44 genera were recorded. Most of the taxa recorded have great ornamental and medicinal value. Adiantaceae was the dominant family with 4 genera and 10 taxa, followed by Pteridaceae with 5 genera and 8 species, Dryopteridaceae with 4 genera and 6 species, Polypodiaceae with 5 genera and 5 species, Selaginellaceae and Thelypteridaceae with 5 species each and Lindseaceae with 3 species. Most of the species were terrestrial (36 species). The epiphytic taxon, Huperzhia phlegmaria was found to be very rare in the study area and was represented by only 12 individuals.

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Pteridophyte, Thamiraparani river, Western Ghats.

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"Diversity of Pteridophytes along the Stretches of Thamiraparani River (West), Kanyakuamri District, Tamilnadu, India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 1, page no. pp1091-1095, January-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1801204.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR1801204
Registration ID: 225802
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 1 | Year January-2018
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Page No: 1091-1095
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Diversity of Pteridophytes along the Stretches of Thamiraparani River (West), Kanyakuamri District, Tamilnadu, India", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 1, page no. pp1091-1095, January-2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR1801204.pdf




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