Survey of aquatic macrophyte diversity of mohabala lake from bhadrawati tahsil of chandrapur district, state maharashtra (india)

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Umakant B .Deshmukh., Eanguwar Srinivas Reddy and Omprakash S. Rathor

In present survey total 57 aquatic macrophytes documented belonging to 32 families and 46 genera and they belonging to different groups like Angiosperms, Pteridophytes and Algae from Mohabala lake of Bhadrawati Tahsil of Chandrapur district. Angiosperms contributes 54 species (95.08%) followed by Pteridophytes contributes 02 species (3.27%) namely Azolla pinnata R.Br. Marsilea quadrifolia L. and Algae contributes single species (1.63%) Chara globularis J.I.Thuiller. Monocots contributes 20 species (35%) belonging to 11 families and dicots contributes 34 species (60%) belonging to 18 families. Angiosperm macrophytes shows dominance over Pteridophytes and Algae in Mohabala Lake of Bhadrawati Tahsil. Dicots showing dominance over monocots. Emergent macrophytes contributes 41 species (72%) and showing the dominance over floating macrophytes are 10 species (17 %) and submerged macrophyte 6 species (11%). Herbaceous macrophytes dominating and represents 51 species (89%), followed by creepers represents only 03 species (5%), under shrubs only 02 species (4%) and shrubs only one species (2%).These aquatic macrophytes play important role to improve the quality of water.

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5
Issue: 
5
Year of Publication: 
2017
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Umakant B .Deshmukh, et al 2017, Survey of aquatic macrophyte diversity of mohabala lake from bhadrawati tahsil of chandrapur district, state maharashtra (india),International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol.5, Issue, 5, pp. 413-418