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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 961-972

Studies on Some Economically Important Aquatic Plants of Katwa Subdivision of Burdwan District, West Bengal, India
Debjit Das, Subrata Mondal and Sudhendu Mandal*
UGC-DRS Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan- 731235, India
*Corresponding author

Aquatic plants are very remarkable forms of plant life and are essential component of the aquatic ecosystem. A variety of products and significant beneficial services are offered by these group of organisms. They play important role in the life of human beings as food, fodder, medicine, etc. In spite of that, the knowledge of correct utilization of aquatic plants is lacking among common people and in order to make them aware, steps are to be introduced. In this survey an attempt has been made to categorize aquatic plants and their utilization by the local inhabitants of Katwa subdivision of Burdwan district, West Bengal. Katwa subdivision in West Bengal is an important area situated in the Gangetic belt along with a rich number of aquatic vegetation. As many as 24 aquatic plants, out of which 16 species belonged to Dicotyledons and 8 to Monocotyledons have been listed and their potential utilization have been evaluated. Some important aquatic plants from this region are Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn., Ceratophyllum demersum L.,  Ipomoea  aquatica Forssk.,  Ranunculus scleratus L.,  Alternanthera sessilis L.,  Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.,  etc.

Keywords: Aquatic plants,   Databank for medicinal and other economic value, Katwa, West Bengal

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Debjit Das, Subrata Mondal and Sudhendu Mandal. 2016.  Studies on Some Economically Important Aquatic Plants of Katwa Subdivision of Burdwan District, West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 961-972. doi:
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