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The Biobrio 4(1 & 2), 2017

Survey of alien invasive aquatic and semi aquatic plant species of Santhal Pargana, Jharkhand

P. Mukherjee and Jyoti Kumar

ABSTRACT:

Alien invasive plants are an exotic, introduced, foreign, non-indigenous or non-native plant, which has been introduced by humans intentionally or otherwise through human agency or accidentally from one region to another. Aquatic and semi aquatic angiosperms are very important forms of plant life and they find a more or less precious footing in pond ecosystem. The studies of invasive aquatic and semi aquatic plant species of Santhal Pargana from the year 2011 to 2016 has revealed that these plants are responsible for the loss of native aquatic biodiversity. Some of these plants have great source of food. Aesthetic importance of these plants cannot be ignored. The current paper is an endeavor to compile the list of invasive aquatic and semi aquatic plant species of Santhal Pargana. A survey conducted in the Dumka district reveals the occurrence of 30 species of invasive aquatic and semi aquatic medicinal plant representing 26 genera and 17 families.

Keywords:    Alien, invasive, exotic, introduced, foreign, non-indigenous, human agency, accidentally, aquatic, semi aquatic.



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