INVESTIGATION OF DIVERSITY IN MUROPHYTES IN THE CAMPUS OF UNIVERSITY IN GORAKHPUR, INDIA
|Anil K Dwivedi and Deependra Kumar Anand*
Pollution & Environmental Assay research Laboratory, Department of Botany,DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 273009, U.P., India.
|Corresponding Author: Deependra Kumar Anand, Pollution & Environmental Assay research Laboratory, Department of Botany, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur 273009, U.P., India,E-mail: [email protected]|
|Received: 10 May 2014 Accepted: 22 June 2014|
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The present study was conducted during November 2011 to October 2012 for investigation of diversity in murophytes of DDU Gorakhpur University campus. A total of 56 murophytic plants species have been recorded, out of which 52 plants species belonging to 41 genera under 21 families also, only 4 species was represented by Pteridophytes belonging to 3 families. No species of Gymnosperms was observed as murophytes in the University campus. The leading murophytic family of University campus were Asteraceae (9 species), Poaceae (9 species), Cyperaceae (4 species), Amaranthaseae (4 species), Moraceae (4 species), and Scrophulariaceae (2 species). The majority 19 family of Dicotyledonous and 2 monocotyledonus family were found. Seasonal analysis shows that 17 (30.35%), 18 (32.14%) and 5 (8.92%) plants species were recorded in rainy, winter and summer season respectively on the wall of university campus. At the same time 6 (10.71%) plants species were found to be common during both rainy and winter season. However 10 (17.85%) murophytic species were recorded throughout the year on the wall of University campus. Thus the study reveals that the Asteraceae, Poaceae, Moraceae, Scrophulariaceae and Amaranthaceae family exclusively by the most dominant families of the DDU Gorakhpur University campus.