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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(3):361-371   |    Available online, October 8, 2016

Flowering Plant Diversity of District Karnal, Haryana, India


Ravinder Kaur1*, Nidhan Singh2 and Vashistha  BD3


1Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119, Haryana (India)

2Department of Botany, I.B. (PG) College, Panipat-132103, Haryana (India)

3Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra-136119, Haryana (India)

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Received: 20.08.2016   |   Accepted: 09.09.2016   |   Published : 08.10.2016

During an extensive study carried out to assess the floristic diversity of the Karnal District, Haryana, 345 angiospermic plants were recorded belonging to 245 genera and 77 families. Out of that, 309 species belong to dicotyledons (218 genera and 69 families), 36 species belong to monocotyledons (27 genera & 8 families). Habit wise grouping shows 196 (56.81%) are herbs followed by 64 (18.55%) trees, 50 (14.49%) shrubs and 35 (10.14%) climbers. Among the families of angiosperms, Fabaceae with 47 species is the dominant family followed by Asteraceae, Poaceae, and Malvaceae. Ipomoea is the dominant genus with 8 species followed by Solanum, Euphorbia, Sida, Cyperus, and Ficus. The present study provides basic information about floristic composition, which will be supportive for management and conservation of the plant wealth of the area. Plants are enlisted with botanical name, family, local name, habit and distributional status of each species

Key words: Floristic diversity, Angiospermic plants, Karnal District, Haryana.


Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Ravinder Kaur, Nidhan Singh and Vashistha BD (2016) Flowering Plant Diversity of District Karnal, Haryana, India, International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (3): 361-371.



Author Ravinder Kaur is grateful to U.G.C. for financial assistance provided during the period of this work and is also indebted to Department of Botany, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra for providing necessary facilities for this work.


Copyright: © 2016 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.




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