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Invasive alien flora & its impact found in Vadoda Range Forest, Muktainagar, MS, India.

Abstract

An Alien plant is those who are non native, exotic to a specific area or location & destroy the existing biodiversity & affect the indigenous flora. Some alien species has tendency to spread in such degree that it become invasive and causes damage to the existing environment, economy & human health. The present study deals with the comprehensive list of Invasive, alien plants of Vododa Range forest, Muktainagar with information of family, habit, nativity etc. More than 70% flora found in forest is exotic. Among these dicotyledons contribute more than monocotyledon. Vegetation includes total 74% alien species under 32 families. Among 12 different geographical regions, the majority of invasive plants reported from Tropical Africa (30%) with 25 species. Habit wise analysis shows that about 55.04% of species are herbs, 17.5% are shrubs & 20.27% are trees & 9.45% are climbers. Cassia uniform, Hyptis suaveolens, Altenathera, Tridax procumbens, Lantana camera, Triompheta, Apluda, Alycicarpus etc. are some noxious species found during the study. Cassia uniflora is the highly noxious plant which is found everywhere.