Life Forms and Biological Spectrum of a Grassland Community of Bangiriposi In Odisha

Authors(2) :-Prabir Kumar Rout, Kamal L. Barik

The life forms and biological spectrum of a grassland community of Bangiriposi (86032’30’’ E ; 22008’30’’ N ) in the district of Mayurbhanj, Odisha was studied following the principle led down by Raunkiaer [1], Dansereau [2] and Rao [3]. The community comprises of 32 species. They belonged to four different life form classes i.e. Chamaephytes, Hemicryptophytes, Cryptophytes and Therophytes. The community was found to be Chamaephytic. The percentage of Chamaephytes was found to be maximum (46.88%) followed by Therophytes (34.37%), Hemicryptophytes (12.50%) and Cryptophytes (6.25%). The present study exhibited higher percentage of Chamaephytes and Therophytes compared to Raunkiaer’s (1934) normal spectrum.

Authors and Affiliations

Prabir Kumar Rout
Lecturer in Botany, L.K. College, Bangiriposi, Mayurbhanj, Odisha, India
Kamal L. Barik
Lecturer in Botany, North Orissa University, Takatpur, Baripada, Odisha, India

Grassland, Community, Life Forms, Biological Spectrum.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 1 | Issue 1 | March-April 2015
Date of Publication : 2015-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 90-94
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1841388
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Prabir Kumar Rout, Kamal L. Barik, " Life Forms and Biological Spectrum of a Grassland Community of Bangiriposi In Odisha, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp.90-94, March-April-2015. Available at doi : 10.32628/IJSRST1841388
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST1841388

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