Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Weed flora of Kashmir Valley.

Abstract

This book contains detailed taxonomic descriptions of and notes on germination, flowering and fruiting dates, dissemination methods, habitats, root types, geographical distribution and chromosome numbers of 401 weed spp. belonging to 251 genera and 56 Angiosperm families occurring in the Kashmir Valley. Illustrations of 100 spp. are given. 6 appendices include information on dissemination, av. seed output and viability of 177 weed spp. subdivided by the major crop in which they occur; lists of spp. reported for the 1st time in Kashmir and the Indian subcontinent; germination studies on several common weed spp. (Senecio vulgaris, Veronica didyma and Chenopodium spp.); competition studies between wheat, Papaver dubium and Descurainia sophia, and the composition of the weed flora in wheat crops.