Volume No. 8 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 169-174 Jul-Sept. 2013

 

DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE OF Calotropis Gigantean IN GUWAHATI , INDIA

 

Saikia Hiranya Chamuah 1, Das Biplab Kumar*2 and Kalita Jatin 3

1. Department of Zoology, Dhemaji College, Dhemaji, Assam (INDIA)
2. Department of Life Science and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Silchar, Assam (INDIA)
3. Department of Zoology, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam (INDIA)

 

Received on : March 05, 2013

 

ABSTRACT

 

Calotropis gigantea has been regarded and has been highly utilized by the people for its various medicinal properties. However, there has not been any in depth study done on this plant species in Assam. The present study aims to study the abundance and distribution of this plant in Guwahati city, India. The quadrate sampling methods has been used to estimate the density of this plant in various habitats available in Guwahati city areas. Results show that the distribution and abundance of the Calotropis gigantea has been found to be highest along the roadside areas of the national highways passing through the city and the along the sides of the railway tracks. Hence, for the conservation of this important medicinal plant emphasis should be given on such areas.

 

Keywords : Calotropis gigantea, Density, Guwahati, Abundance, Distribution

 

 

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