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Ecology of aquatic macrophytes of Chatla Haor, a floodplain wetland in Cachar district of Assam.


Ecological studies were conducted from January 1997 to December 1999 at Chatla Haor in India to elucidate the species composition, seasonal distribution, succession and phytosociology of 23 aquatic macrophytes found in the wetlands. Tabulated data of the species composition and seasonal distribution of the aquatic macrophytes are presented. Azolla pinnata, Eichhornia crassipes, Salvinia cuculata, Trapa bispinosa, Jussiaea repens [Ludwigia repens] and Cynodon dactylon were observed to occur throughout the year. Succession and phytosociology of the 23 aquatic macrophytes are mentioned.