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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1446) Last page : (1459)
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Exploration of Murophytes of Some Historical Buildings of Malda District of West Bengal, India

Anup Kumar Sarkar1*, Manas Dey2 and Mallika Mazumder3
1Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Dukhulal Nibaran Chandra College, Aurangabad, Murshidabad, West Bengal, India
2Assistant Teacher, Jurapani High School, Jurapani,Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
3Post Graduate Student, Department of Botany, Raiganj University ,Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal, India
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Received: 3.03.2018  |  Revised: 10.04.2018   |  Accepted: 16.04.2018  



The wall of the heritage sites are frequently colonized by the murophytic plants. Many species belonging to different families growing on these buildings incidentally and accidentally. Some plants acclimatized on walls often prove destructive to buildings and must be eradicated. The intensity of deterioration of wall depends on the distribution sites on which they occur.This study was carried out to identify the vascular plant flora growing on heritage buildings of Malda district, West Bengal, India. for this study, some heritage buildings of Malda were selected as the study area. In vascular flora, 5 species of Pteridophyte and 81 of the angiosperm were observed. A total 37 families of vascular flora were recorded. Most species were identified from the Asteraceae, Amranthaceae, Fabacea and Poaceae families. Among the distribution sites maximum diversity of species  was noted in the Cavities at ground level.

Key words: Murophyte, Deterioration, Colonization, Malda, Heritage Building, Prevalence.

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Cite this article: Sarkar, A.K., Dey, M. and Mazumder, M., Exploration of Murophytes of Some Historical Buildings of Malda District of West Bengal, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1446-1459 (2018). doi: