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"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Conservation Journal

"An International Journal Devoted to Conservation of Environment"

(A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)

ISSN: 2278-5124 (Online) :: ISSN: 0972-3099 (Print)

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Distribution, diversity and phytosociology of Berberis lycium– a medicinally important and economically valuable plant species along a riparian gradient in Jammu and Kashmir

Anu Sharma , Dinesh Singh , Neeraj Sharma 

Institute of Mountain Environment, University of Jammu

Abstract

The present communication deals with the distribution, diversity and phytosociology of an important medicinal shrub Berberis lycium along Neeru stream, a major left bank tributary of river Chenab with an elevational gradient of 848 m to 2200 m. Berberis lycium, during our phytosociological surveys has emerged as the most dominant species amongst its understorey associates. The highest values of IVI (180.2 & 160.6) in the riparian zone (Zone-I) were recorded for site 7 (left bank, Dranga) and site 8 (right bank upslope, Zone-II, Amiranagar), respectively. The diversity parameters revealed the highest value (H’ 2.60) at Zone-II along the left bank. The soil parameters (pH, moisture content, Nitrogen, Phosphorous & Potassium) too had a profound effect on the distribution of the plant species, which has been discussed in the paper.

Berberis lycium, diversity, Neeru stream, Phytosociological surveys, Riparian zone, Understory associates

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Ann, S., Dinesh, S., & Neeraj, S. (2017). Distribution, diversity and phytosociology of Berberis lycium-a medicinally important and economically valuable plant species along a riparian gradient in Jammu and Kashmir. Environment Conservation Journal18(1/2), 247-253.

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.181233

Received: 28.11.2016

Revised: 11.02.2017

Accepted: 12.03.2017

First Online: 15.06. 2017

:https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2017.181233

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