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ISSN 2319-1910 (Print)
INDIA

GTRP Journals

 

Pteridological Research  (Fern Journal)

Current Volume        No. 8(1)                                   June,2019

 

Ecological Diversity of Pteridophytes in Puliyarai forest, Southern Western Ghats, Tirunelveli District, Tamil nadu

 

MUTHIAH Maridass#, and GANAPATHY Raju*

*Department of Zoology, Pioneer Kumaraswamy College, (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University), Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu

 

 

 

Abstract

 

The aim of this paper was to explore the ferns and fern allies and ecological diversity of Puliyarai forest, Southern Western Ghats, Tirunelveli District, Tamil nadu. An intensive field study of ferns and fern-allies of Puliyarai forest, Southern Western Ghats, Tirunelveli District, Tamil nadu during in the year 2017-2018. The exploration study, ecological diversity, importance value index, frequency, density and abundance were determined. The results of a total of 15 species of pteridophytes belonging to 14 genera and 11 families have been observed. The conclusion of the present study observed that pteridophyte species were well grown in the raining season.

 

Keywords: Pteridophytes, Puliyarai, Southern Western Ghats Tamil Nadu.

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