TITLE

Distribution Characteristics of the Tree Species in Central Himalaya, India

AUTHOR(S)
Kharkwal, Geeta; Rawat, Yaswant Singh; Pangtey, Yaspal Singh
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
International Journal of Botany;2007, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p226
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A total of 257 tree species were recorded and studied for their pattern and altitudinal distribution in Central Himalaya. Relatively higher percentage (65%) of deciduous species was recorded. Distribution of tree species in this region is between <200-4200 m asl. However, maximum (60%) species were found either below or at around 1500 m asl altitudes may be due to overlapping of species. Lauraceae and Anacardiaceae are the dominant families in both forms. Species richness declines gradually towards the higher altitudes, it was sharper in evergreen species. Study concludes, the distribution of trees in central Himalaya, depends upon climate, soil, temperature and altitude.
ACCESSION #
28691330

 

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