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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 682-692
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.087


Floristic Diversity Assessment of Major Forest Community of Col. Sher Jung National Park in Himachal Pradesh, India
S. Balaji Naik1*, Vimal Chauhan1, Sourav Ranjan Mohapatra2 and Kapoor1
1Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan-173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
2Division of Genetics and Tree Improvement, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun-248006 Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was carried out at Col. Sher Jung National Park in Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh, India, during the year 2018-19 with the aim to assess floristic composition, similarity index and dissimilarity index of major forest communities. Eight major forest communities were selected such as Shorea robusta, Eucalyptus tereticornis, Syzygium cumini, Shorea robust + Terminalia tomentosa, Shorea robusta+ Eucalyptus tereticornis, Shorea robusta+ Syzygium cumini, Shorea robusta+ Diospyros melanoxylon and Mixed forest. 90 plant species were recorded in these forests of which 6 were trees, 37 shrubs and 47 forbs. Mixed forest and Shorea robusta+ Syzygium cumini, are similar in shrub composition and have maximum similarity index. Shorea robust + Terminalia tomentosa and Syzygium cumini forest community has minimum similarity index. Shorea robusta+ Diospyros melanoxylon and Shorea robusta + Terminalia tomentosa forest has highest similarity in herbs. Whereas, Syzygium cumini and Shorea robusta forest community have lower similarity in herbaceous vegetation.


Keywords: Floristic composition, Similarity index, Dissimilarity index, National Park
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Balaji Naik, S., Vimal Chauhan, Sourav Ranjan Mohapatra and Kapoor. 2020. Floristic Diversity Assessment of Major Forest Community of Col. Sher Jung National Park in Himachal Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 682-692. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.906.087