ECOLOGICAL AND CONSERVATION STUDY OF TREES IN MUKUNDPUR FOREST AREA, SATNA DISTRICT, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIAPrachi Singh, Sherendra Sahu, Anoop Singh, P.K. Singh and Neeta Singh
The threat and conservation status is assessed by Normal Distribution Principle. In the present study 58 trees species have been found. There are no species of trees in Category-4. The 33 species which are Category- 3 are Bridelia. Squamosa, Holoptelia integrifolia, Bombax ceiba, Bauhinia racemosa, Mitragyna parviflora, Albizzia procera, Sterculia urens, Carissa spinarum, Ficus bengalensis, Solanum nigrum, Pterocarpus marsupiun, Dalbergia sissoo, Boswellia serrata, Zizyphus mauritiana, Ficus religiosa, Schleichera oleosa, Dendrocalemus strictus, Ficus spp, Annona squamosa, Acacia leucophloea, Grewia tilaefolia, Gardenia lentifolia, Woodfordia fruticosa, Careya arborea, Lannea Coromandalica, Semercarpus anacardium, Gardenia resinfera, Terminalia arjuna, Ixora arborea, Vitex negundo, Cordia macleodii, Acacia teniginia, Kydia calycina. These species requires improvement in presence, density and basal area as a management strategy. Daiyar-Daiyar (Cordia macleodii) is the species under critically endangered condition as proposed by MP Bio-diversity board. This species also has lowest IVI with value 0.16. This species can go under regionally extinct in wild if not protected. The results of IVI analysis for the species of tree indicate that bija (Pterocarpus marsupiun), kusum (Schleichera oleosa), dikamali (Gardenia resinfera), kullu (Sterculia urens) and salai (Boswellia serrata) are under threat and conservation category 3 and these are in vulnerable condition suggested by MP Bio-diversity board.
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