INDIAN JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCES
ISSN (E) : 2582 – 2845
Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2023, Volume : 11, Issue : 1
First page : (1) Last page : (8)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2582-2845.8974
Diversity of Aquatic Macrophytes in Four Blocks of Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal, India
Avik Bhanja1 , Nibedita Sinha2, Basudev Mandal3, Pijush Payra4*
1,3Department of Fishery Sciences, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore 721102, West Bengal, India
2,4Department of Industrial Fish and Fisheries, Ramnagar College, East Medinipur 721453, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 9.11.2022 | Revised: 15.02.2023 | Accepted: 23.02.2023
The Current research was conducted to find the diversity of aquatic macrophytes in four selected block areas of Purba Medinipur district in the Indian State West Bengal. This overall study was conducted for a duration of 18 months, from February 2021 to August, 2022. A total of 67 aquatic macrophytes under 54 genera belonging to 32 families were identified from the study areas. Among them, about 18% represents the floating macrophytes, 40% emergent, 8% submerged and 34% marginal. Poaceae, Araceae, Asteraceae, Ulvaceae, Convolvulaceae, and Acanthaceae are the families that contain most of the identified species.
Keywords: Aquatic macrophytes, Diversity, Habitat, Purba Medinipur district.
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Cite this article: Bhanja, A., Sinha, N., Mandal, B., & Payra, P. (2023). Diversity of Aquatic Macrophytes in Four Blocks of Purba Medinipur District, West Bengal, India, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci.11(1), 1-8. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2582-2845.8974