Check List 7(1): 37-48, doi: 10.15560/7.1.37
Angiosperms, Pachaiyappa’s College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
expand article infoMuthulingam Udayakumar, Muniappan Ayyanar, Thangavel Sekar
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We provide a checklist of Angiosperms along with the details of life form from a ~ 9.6 ha of non-concreted area of Pachaiyappa’s College (PC) campus, Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India. This area harbors 256 species belonging to 212 genera in 71 families. Families with maximum number of species include Fabaceae (31 species) followed by Malvaceae (15), Euphorbiaceae (13), Apocynaceae (12), Acanthaceae and Poaceae (11 each), Bignoniaceae and Rubiaceae (eight each) and Arecaceae, Moraceae, Rutaceae and Verbenaceae (seven each). The surveyed area represents a remnant of tropical dry evergreen forest (TDEF), as a substantial number of species collected in the present study belong exclusively to the Coromandel Coast (CC) TDEFs. PC is still preserving the biodiversity by means of strict rules and regulations enforced for the maintenance of the college premises.