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Phytodiversity and its significance of the Pamuleru Sacred Grove in Alluri Sitharamaraju district of Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

The present study focuses on the Pamuleru sacred grove in Alluri Sitharama Raju District, Andhra Pradesh, aiming to assess its plant species diversity. A total of 64 plant species belongs to 58 genera and 31 families were enumerated. Notably, one species, Tectona grandis, is Endangered, while Chloroxylon swietenia is Vulnerable, and 23 species are listed as Least Concerned under the IUCN Red Listed categories. These findings emphasize the ecological and cultural significance of the Pamuleru sacred grove for conservation and sustainable practices.

Keywords

Conservation, Indigenous people, Sacred grove, Phytodiversity.

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