International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part E (2016)
Aquatic macrophytes biodiversity assessment from Asolamendha reservoir of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra State (India)
UB Deshmukh, MB Shende, OS Rathor
Aquatic macrophytes play important role in aquatic ecosystems functioning. In present study aquatic macrophytes biodiversity assessment recorded from Asolamendha Reservoir which is second largest reservoir of Chandrapur District of Maharashtra state, India. Total 48 aquatic macrophytes species recorded belonging to 28 families and 37 genera. These macrophytes grouped as Floating (03 species free floating and 06 species rooted floating), Submerged (06 species) and Emergent(33species). Emergent macrophytes (68.75%) showing the dominance over floating (18.75%) and submerged macrophytes (12.5%). Angiosperms shows dominance over Pteridophytes and Algae. Cyperaceae is the dominant family which contributes 05 species. For conservation and sustainable utilization of aquatic ecosystem it is necessary to carry out biodiversity assessment of aquatic macrophytes and its importance to ecosystem.
How to cite this article:
UB Deshmukh, MB Shende, OS Rathor. Aquatic macrophytes biodiversity assessment from Asolamendha reservoir of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra State (India). International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(1): 293-298.