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The Biobrio 5(1 & 2), 2018

Biodiversity of Aquatic Flora in Jamtara District of Jharkhand With Reference to Asteraceae Family

P. Mukherjee, Jyoti Kumar and Hem Kant Jha


The present paper deals about range of aquatic vegetation with reference to Asteraceae family in Jamtara district of Jharkhand state. Aquatic plants, which have been regarded as water loving plants form footing of limnetic habitat, occupying different ecological niche in aquatic environment. The present work deals about 6 aquatic plants of Asteraceae family under 6 genera out of which five are marginal and one emersed plant. The samples were collected and identified as per BSI guidelines and their taxonomic study was done which includes citation of botanical names, local names, families and important vegetative and floral characters along with their local and therapeutic use.

Keywords:    Aquatic plants, Asteraceae, Jamtara, Water loving, Biodiversity

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