RESEARCH & PUBLICATION
Plant diversity of wetland of Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumari District
The aim of this study was to assess the conservation status of wetland flora of Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumari district, Tamil nadu. Results of the present study, observed that a total of 17 species of wetland flora belonging to 17 genera and 12 families. Dominant species of Acrostichum marginatum Wall. ex Fée followed by Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) DC., Sporobolus cryptandrus (Torr.) A. Gray, and Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty in this wetland region of Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumari district, Tamilnadu. Conclusion of the present study, we identifying the wetland flora will helps in maintaining the ecological balance in the wetland of Rajakkamangalam
New locality of Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn. in Tamiraparani River, Tirunelveli District, Tamil nadu
M. Maridass and S. Ghanthikumar
Ceratopteris thalictroides (L.) Brongn (Pteridaceae) is diverse species; it was widely distributed occurring in the Asia, Australia, and America. It was included in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Irudayaraj, 2011; IUCN, 2011). In this paper we report the new locality of pteridophyte species of Ceratopteris thalictroides in Tamiraparani River, Palamadai, Tirunelveli District, Tamil nadu.
Key words: Ceratopteris thalictroides, Tamiraparani River, Palamadai, Tirunelveli District, Tamilnadu
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn. (Dennstaedtiaceae) - An effective ecological indicator
Binu Thomas, U. M. Chandrashekara, Rajendran, A. and K.M.Prabhukumar
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn, a medium sized colonial plant with long creeping hairy rhizome. Lamina deltoid-ovate, tripinnatifid at the base, bipinnate towards apex; pinnules sessile, oblong, densely hairy; veins obscure.
Volume No. 3(1) MARCH,2014