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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Phytodiversity of Mahe and its conservation strategies


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Year 2014 Vol 3 Issue 4
Document Type : Original Article
1K. Sasikala* 2G. Pradeepkumar
1P.G. Dept. of Plant Science, Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Arts College, Mahe - 673 311, U.T. of Puducherry
2P.G. Dept. of Plant Science, Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Arts College, Mahe - 673 311, U.T. of Puducherry
Abstract
Mahe, a part of Puducherry administration is rich in its biodiversity as it forms a part of the Western Ghats, which in turn is the hottest of hotspots in the world. It lies on the west coast of Indian Peninsula between Kozhikode and Kannur districts of Kerala and is located between 11° 42' - 11° 43' N latitude and 75° 31' - 75° 33' E longitude. It covers an area of 9 sq. km. The present study has been carried out to document the phytodiversity of the region and its conservation.

Field surveys were undertaken to collect representative samples from various localities. The collected specimens were processed based on standard herbarium techniques and identified with the help of floras and related literature.

Keywords
Phytodiversity, Mahe, Conservation
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