A preliminary survey of the herbaceous flora of the Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (AJCBIBG), Howrah, W.B., India.

Hameed S. S., Panda S.P.*, Sharief M.U., Sreekumar P.V., Mahapatra H.S., Pramanik A.

Abstract


The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden (AJCBIBG) previously known as Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, is a historic old garden. This botanic garden has a special position among all the botanic gardens that the world having. In earlier time this garden witnessed as the centre of plant introduction. Till then AJCBIBG served as a centre for ex-situ conservation of many RET species collected from different parts of the globe. The rich and diverse floristic wealth of this garden makes it unique and very special. AJCBIBG is a living repository of 1377 species of plants (excluding herbs). The garden abode a rich herbaceous flora due to its congenial climate. However, records on the herbaceous plants dwelling in AJCBIBG are very scanty. Taking this into account the present study aimed at enlisting the herbaceous flora of the garden. A checklist of plants belonging to various families has been provided in this communication.


Keywords


Survey; Herbaceous flora; AJCBIBG

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21746/aps.2016.05.002

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