Check List 5(2): 254-269, doi: 10.15560/5.2.254
Angiosperms of North Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
expand article infoPillutla Rama Chandra Prasad, Chintala Sudhakar Reddy, Raparla Kanaka Vara Iakshmi, Parasa Vijaya Kumari, Syed Hasan Raza
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The present paper focus on the phytosociological survey carried out in North Andaman part of Andaman and Nicobar islands and enlists the plant species with their habit and forest types they belong. The study area showed five important forest types viz., evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous, mangroves and littoral. The survey in these islands encountered 241 tree species, 119 climbers, 45 shrubs and 49 herbs from 62, 41, 24 and 23 families respectively from a sample of 203 quadrats of 0.1 ha size. Euphorbiaceae is found to be dominant family represented by 34 species belong to 21 genera. The result of the survey indicates the potential species richness of the study site that encompasses a vivid biodiversity. It also provides a data base on North Andaman plant species which can be utilized in the context of species conservation and future inventories.