Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Hydrophytes of selected wetlands of Tirunelveli district Tamil Nadu, India
Author(s): Lakshmanan R, Saravana Ganthi A
Abstract: In the present study, an attempt has been made to highlight the Angiosperm diversity of hydrophytes recorded and documented in selected wetlands of Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, South India. Qualitative floristic surveys were carried out during the year 2011-2014. Thirty seven (37) species of hydrophytes belonging to 21 families and 33 genera were documented. Families with maximum number of species include Lemnaceae, Poaceae and Scrophulariaceae (4 each), Nymphaceae and Hydrocharitaceae were represented by (3 each), Convolvulaceae, Cyperaceae, and Araceae were represented by 2 species each. Rapid eutrophication needs to be controlled through judicious removal of plants maintaining the species diversity and optimum productivity.
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