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Studies on Phytodiversity of Little Rann of Kachchh with Special Reference to Wild Ass Sanctuary, Gujarat


The floristic studies of any protected area viz. National Park, Wildlife Sanctuary, Biosphere Reserve etc. are important for the effective assessment of phytodiversity and the resultant data act as precursor for sustainable habitat management and to formulate future planning strategies for conservation of Biodiversity. The present paper envisages an account of vegetation, floral composition of vascular plants comprising 372 species belonging to 224 genera under 72 families. Besides this, economically important plants of bioperspective nature have been given. The present study also envisages a list of 20 crop/cultivated plants along with their 24 wild relatives occurring in the sanctuary area. The present paper also analysed rare and threatened taxa and their conservation in the area. At last management constraints and recommendations have also been dealt.


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