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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2017; 5(2): 219-226             |        Available online, June 30, 2017

Tree Inventory and diversity analysis along a primary road in Palghar, Maharashtra, India

Joshi Nitesh1, Mule Prachiti1, and  Joshi Ambika2


Department of Botany 1Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Bandra (West), Mumbai-400050, 

2Jai Hind College, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020

Corresponding Author-


Received: 12.05.2017    |     Accepted: 29.05.2017    |      Published :30.06.2017

Inventory of the arboreal cover occurring along a primary road in Palghar was prepared for understanding the diversity of the trees. During the survey 17 kilometres road was monitored which had two main types of land uses viz. Forest and urbanised area. Both the areas showed presence of different types of trees. A total of 97 tree species belonging to 33 different families with a count of 2052 were observed during the survey. Frequently distributed trees in forest area were Terminalia crenulata Roth., Butea monosperma (Lam.) Taub., Bombax ceiba Burm.f., Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb., Bridelia retusa (L.) A.Juss., Mitragyna parvifolia (Roxb.) Korth. while urbanised showed presence of Streblus asper Lour., Gliricidia sepium (Jacq.) Walp., Dalbergia lanceolaria L.f., Pithecellobium saman (Jacq.) Benth., Cassia siamea Lam., Delonix regia (Hook.) Raf., Peltophorum pterocarpum (DC.) K., Moringa oleifera Lam., Borassus flabellifer L., Mangifera indica L., Annona reticulata L., Annona squamosa L.


Keywords: Tree inventory, diversity analysis, semi urban area, Palghar


Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Joshi Nitesh, Mule Prachiti and  Joshi Ambika (2017) Tree Inventory and diversity analysis along a primary road in Palghar, Maharashtra, India; International J. of Life Sciences, 5  (2): 219-226.



The authors are thankful to the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India for the research grant under Women Scientist Scheme (WOS – A) (SR/WOS-A/LS-367/2012).


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



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