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Floristic composition of aquatic angiosperms in different wetlands of Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, India

Floristic survey was carried out during 2012-2015 in the different wetlands of Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu, India. During this survey 144 species of angiosperms belonging to 92 Genera and 43 families were documented. Dominant families were Cyperaceae with 23 species followed by Poaceae (16), Plantaginaceae (8), Lythraceae and Commelinaceae (7 each), Hydrocharitaceae (6), Acanthaceae, Leguminosae, Linderniaceae and Araceae (5 each). Morpho-ecologic group were anchored emergent 70%, wetland 13%, free floating and floating leave anchored 6% each and submerged/submerged anchored 5%.

Author(s): P. Raja, S. Soosairaj*, N. Dhatchanamoorthy and Johny Kumar Tagore

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