Documentation on the Vulnerable and Rare plant species of Madurai forest division, Tamil Nadu, India
R Aruna, Nihar Ranjan, Subrat Mohapatra
This paper describes the threatened plant species found in Madurai Forest Division of Tamil Nadu, India. There are five forest types namely Southern Tropical Moist Mixed Deciduous Forest, Southern Tropical Dry Mixed Deciduous Forest, Southern Tropical Dry Deciduous Scrub Forest, Southern Tropical Riparian Fringing Forest and Southern Tropical Carnatic Umbrella Thorn Forest. Chloroxylon swietenia DC., Crotalaria globosa Wight & Arn. and Psydrax dicoccos Gaertn. were documented in these forest types. The three species of plants were reported as Vulnerable and Rare according to IUCN and Red Data book. Conservation steps have to be taken in order to maintain these species in the various forest types.
R Aruna, Nihar Ranjan, Subrat Mohapatra. Documentation on the Vulnerable and Rare plant species of Madurai forest division, Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 344-346