Climber Diversity across Vegetational Landscape of North-Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Ashish DVIVEDI D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Gorakhpur-273 009, Uttar Pradesh (IN) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1474-1163
  • Sumit SRIVASTAVA Akhila Bhagya Post Graduate College, Department of Botany, Ranapar, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh (IN)
  • Ravindra Prasad SHUKLA D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Gorakhpur-273 009, Uttar Pradesh (IN)

Abstract

The composition and diversity of climbers among grassland, wasteland and forest vegetations was examined with respect to their woodiness, climbing mode and circumnutation pattern across the vegetational landscape of north-eastern Uttar Pradesh during 2011-2015. A total of 111 climbers, constituting 63 lianas and 48 vine species, under 35 families, were recorded. The forest and wasteland vegetation were quite similar in regard with climber diversity. Family Convolvulaceae included a maximum of 19 climbers. Majority of twining climbers showed right-handed twining.  The wasteland vegetation was most suitable and quite similar to forest habitat for vines as well as for lianas. The right handed circumnutation was the dominant pattern among the twiners of the region. Local climbing flora provides considerable natural resource to the region. They often create special micro-habitats and increase the complexity of the ecosystem.

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Published
2016-12-16
How to Cite
DVIVEDI, A., SRIVASTAVA, S., & SHUKLA, R. P. (2016). Climber Diversity across Vegetational Landscape of North-Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 8(4), 489-497. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb849921
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DOI: 10.15835/nsb849921