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Floristic diversity assessment of Dhauligiri hill and its adjoining areas of Bhubaneswar City, Odisha, India.

Abstract

The present paper aimed to study the floristic diversity of Dhauligiri hill and its adjoining areas of Bhubaneswar city. A total of 254 plant species, which are distributed in 174 genera and 73 families. Different life forms diversity in decreasing orders were herbs (82), shrubs (40), trees (43), grasses (45) and climbers (18). Euphorbiaceae is the dominant family among dicots and Poaceae in monocots. Ten plant species were found to be vulnerable, endangered while 40 plant species were Invasive Alien Plant species (IAPs). The 16 poisonous/toxic plant species were recorded. This is preliminary observation, however, it is recommended to initiate the activities such as inventory of useful species, habitat, characteristics, identification of species for various economic uses and formulation and implementation of plan of action taking consideration of the needs of people and sustainable management.