Floristic Diversity, Spatial Distribution and Conservation Status of Sacred Forest Fragment in West Coast of Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu, India

Due to cultural, religious beliefs, and taboos, sacred forest fragments are virgin or natural landscapes with a varied range of species that have been safeguarded by villages from various anthropogenic activities. These groves act as vital reservoirs for indigenous plant species as well as a shelter for RET species. The purpose of this study was to learn about the plant diversity, structure, and regeneration pattern of trees in Muppuram coastal Sacred Grove in Kanyakumari district, as well as their botanical value. From the overall area (about 0.2 ha.) of the grove investigated, 102 plant species were identified, with Malvaceae being the most abundant family. The grove’s vegetation clearly shows a tropical dry evergreen forest, with seedling taxa overwhelming the older (>160 cm) trees. The information will help ecologists, environmentalists, and conservationists determine the current status of tree species so that management plans may be put in place right away to protect plant taxa in the grove.

Author(S) Details

S. Sukumaran
Department of Botany and Research Centre, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, Kanyakumari-629165, Tamilnadu, India.

A. Pepsi
Department of Botany and Research Centre, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, Kanyakumari-629165, Tamilnadu, India.

D. S. Siva Pradesh
Department of Botany and Research Centre, Nesamony Memorial Christian College, Marthandam, Kanyakumari-629165, Tamilnadu, India.

S. Jeeva
Department of Botany and Research Centre, Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari-629003, Tamilnadu, India.

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