Campus flora of Amar Singh College, Srinagar (Kashmir), India: a Checklist

B. L. Bhellum

Abstract


Studies on the flora of Campus Amar Singh College was conducted between 2001 and 2003. The species were confirmed with the help of available floristic literature and comparison of some of Herbarium specimens in (KUH.) Herbarium Centre For Taxonomy, University of Kashmir and IIIM (RRL.) Janki Emal Herbarium Jammu. All the families are arranged according to Bentham and Hookerâs system of classification and all the genera and species under each family collected from the area have been arranged in alphabetical order. The specimens were collected in the polythene bags and the species were identified with the help of the available taxonomic literature and Herbaria consultation.  As many as 315 species representing 209 genera belonging to 75 families collected and identified from the Campus Amar Singh College, Srinagar. A total of 171 genera representing 265 species identified are dicotyledons and 50 species of 38 genera are monocotyledons. The ten dominant families in terms of number of species are Asteraceae, Poaceae, Brassicaceae, Fabaceae, Scrophulariaceae, Lamiaceae, Ranunculaceae, Cyperaceae, Euphorbiaceae, and Apiaceae. The most dominant family of the study is Asteraceae representing 41 species representing 30 genera. The main highlight of the Campus flora was Euphorbia lathyris L. new record for India and two species viz. Calystegia hederacea Wall. and Ornithogalum umbellatum L. recorded new for the flora of Jammu and Kashmir State.


Keywords


Flora; Angiosperm; Campus; College; Srinagar; Jammu and Kashmir; India

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