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Journal of Plant Sciences
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 161-165
DOI: 10.3923/jps.2022.161.165
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Riparian Grass Diversity of Pambar and Thalaiyar Freshwater Streams, Western Ghats, India

Packiaraj Palsamy and Kannan Dorai Pandian

Background and Objective: Riparian system is unique, comprising specific vegetation aggregation, forms as the cover crop and being the major producer system, facilitates as the fostering of mountain forest regeneration. Incessant monitoring of the fragile wetland ecosystem would lead to evolving the proper management guidelines to protect the dynamic wetland ecosystem. Beta diversity analysis was investigated for the grass vegetation in two freshwater streams flowing over the South-Eastern Western Ghats Region, India. Materials and Methods: Pambar stream (10°11'17 N and 77°31'74 E) and Thalaiyar stream (10°13'25 N and 77°35'54 E), were the experimental streams to undertake the vegetation survey. A checklist of the grass vegetation was prepared through frequent field visits. Results: A total of 34 grass species belong to the Poaceae family from the riparian zones of the streams. The topography, climatic conditions, geography and biotic interference might be responsible for variation in floral diversity in the experimental sites, because of the biotic interaction and anthropogenic interventions. Conclusion: The present study revealed that the alteration of land-use pattern through intensive livestock grazing would have the significant impact on the community structure, eventually will be the cause for concern to wildlife managers and stake holders. Protection of the fragile ecosystem by keeping intact with the native phytodiversity is therefore emphasized through this study.
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How to cite this article:

Packiaraj Palsamy and Kannan Dorai Pandian, 2022. Riparian Grass Diversity of Pambar and Thalaiyar Freshwater Streams, Western Ghats, India. Journal of Plant Sciences, 17: 161-165.

DOI: 10.3923/jps.2022.161.165






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