Jhadi taal wetland - an abode for wild germplasm of monotypic genus Euryale ferox salisb. In Kishanpur wildlife sanctuary, Terai region, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Neelam Gautam*, Vineet Singh

Abstract


Jhadi taal wetland in Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary sustains a variety of rare and unique floral and faunal elements in northern terai region of Uttar Pradesh. In the present communication rare population of wild germplasm of economically valuable and monotypic genus Euryale ferox is reported which may play a crucial role in conservation and possibility of diverse gene flow. Its occurrence in the sanctuary also restricts exploitation of this least concern species in naturally protected environment.

Keywords


Euryale ferox; Jhadi taal; wild germplasm; monotypic

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21746/aps.2017.04.002

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